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Title: Dual pane laminate or BQuiet/laminate insert
Post by: MikeTw on August 10, 2017, 10:31:35 PM
Hi

I'm choosing between a new dual pane laminate window with minimal space between panes vs a laminate insert.

Which one would be better for reducing heavy traffic sounds from buses and trucks?
Title: Re: Dual pane laminate or BQuiet/laminate insert
Post by: Randy S on August 14, 2017, 03:13:47 PM
Do you know the STC or OITC rating for the replacement windows?

what is the thickness if the bquiet insert?

how much of an air space between the existing window and the insert?

advise,

Randy S.
Title: Re: Dual pane laminate or BQuiet/laminate insert
Post by: MikeTw on August 14, 2017, 11:06:46 PM
Replacement windows Stc mid to high 30s

BQuiet is 1/4 "

Gap will be about 3-4" with builtout frame for BQuiet behind double and triple pane windows

Thanks
Title: Re: Dual pane laminate or BQuiet/laminate insert
Post by: Randy S on August 16, 2017, 03:12:12 PM
you should get good results due to the air gap, however I would increase the acrylic thickness to 3/8" for traffic noise.
If you choose to do a full window replacement you should be looking into windows with STC 40+

Randy S.