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Need help to soundproofing home from highway noise
« on: October 23, 2017, 09:16:20 PM »
Hi,  I had a house that is 500 feet far from a busy highway. Out of the house,  we can always hear noise.  With current two panel window, the inside seems to be quite (Around 30-35db), but if listening carefully, can still hear small noise and it is quite annoying, the noise gets louder in the morning ( I guess because of the busy traffic).  By reading the post in this forum, I think the noise may be low frequency noise. 

I am not sure if sound proofing the window can help?  and how to identify it is window or wall problem? if I touch my ear to the wall, I can hear some sound ( like wind), window is louder.

If I want to sound proof the window, what is the better option?  Thank you very much.
 

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Re: Need help to soundproofing home from highway noise
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 11:16:05 PM »
feel free to read this thread, it answers your questions.

http://supersoundproofing.com/forum/index.php/topic,4315.0.html

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Re: Need help to soundproofing home from highway noise
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 03:36:58 AM »
Thanks Randy. I am going to try the solution.  I measured my exiting window and the wall and I found I can get about 9cm gap between the second glazing and window.

1. May I know what kind of acrylic sheets do I need to reduce the low frequency noise?
2. Do I need special acrylic sheets? Do you have any recommendation?

Thanks a lot

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Re: Need help to soundproofing home from highway noise
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2017, 03:10:09 PM »
3/8" standard acrylic will work fine.

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Re: Need help to soundproofing home from highway noise
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2017, 05:28:51 AM »
HI Randy, to afford the weight of  the 3/8 acrylic sheet (My window is 47*67).  What width of the Magnetic Tape  should I use.  I think the sheet may be heavy. Do you have any experience to keep it safe?  Thanks a lot. 

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Re: Need help to soundproofing home from highway noise
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2017, 07:35:29 PM »
 If no sill a few pane support screws should be added to prevent the pane from sliding down.

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