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Soundproofing Forum Topics => Soundproofing Windows and Doors => Topic started by: BillZ on April 20, 2013, 07:50:17 PM

Title: Replacing a window or adding another window
Post by: BillZ on April 20, 2013, 07:50:17 PM
Hi experts on the boards,

I want to sound proof my windows and patio doors.

I have already aluminum frame dual pane windows & doors about 20 years old. One choice is to replace them with a sound proofing window (such as JELD-WIN sound master windows). However, the existing windows & doors do reduce noise, albeit not enough.

I am thinking of a new way: keep the existing windows but add another layer of sound proofing windows internally. This way, both windows will work and also there is airspace between them. I will also use sound proofing caulking on the second window.

Do you think this will be effective?

Thank you advance.
Title: Re: Replacing a window or adding another window
Post by: Randy S on April 22, 2013, 03:45:42 PM
Yes, you are doing the correct approach. make sure both sets of windows and doors have quality seals and try to gain the greatest air gap as possible.