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Soundproofing Forum Topics => Soundproofing Windows and Doors => Topic started by: michaell1999 on December 19, 2006, 03:57:04 PM

Title: 2 year old windows any good
Post by: michaell1999 on December 19, 2006, 03:57:04 PM
My townhome was built in 2004. I have double pane windows.  When the temp dropped to around 30-40 on a windy day I noticed the windows let in a draft even though they were locked. Put my hand on the glass and it was ice cold.
Didn't notice this before just moved in this summer.

I bought some rubber weatherstripping and it helped block the draft.

Should I first try replacing these windows?
If they are letting in cold air and wind then they are letting in sound.
Title: Re: 2 year old windows any good
Post by: Skip on December 19, 2006, 05:06:51 PM
It sounds like the window itself was not properly weatherproofed and installled correctly.

We suggest that you look at a solution called a "Window Plug".

Take a look at:/http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/windowplug.htm.