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Soundproofing Forum Topics => Soundproofing Windows and Doors => Topic started by: billyd on August 27, 2019, 04:30:06 PM

Title: Secure Magnetseal without Screws
Post by: billyd on August 27, 2019, 04:30:06 PM
Hi everyone,

First of all, thanks to everyone who contributes to this website and forum, it has been so helpful!

My partner and I were about to buy a well-known interior window system for our bedroom, mainly to help with street traffic noise and occasional airplanes overhead. As all of you probably know, these custom-made solutions can be quite expensive, especially if you have a large sq footage of windows (we do). The price tag for this single room is going to be close to $2k. That's tough to stomach!

So I've been looking into the Magnetseal system which has been discussed in great detail on this forum. We have space for a 4 in air gap pretty easily. I would definitely use the Magnetseal system if I could be fairly certain that I wouldn't destroy/damage my window frames in the process (we will not be in this house forever). For this reason, I'd rather not use screws for the steel mounting frame. And if I'm going with a double sided tape or other adhesive, I'd like to use one that's been used effectively in the past.

To put it simply: does anyone have a recommendation for a good double-sided tape or other adhesive to use for the steel mounting frame? I obviously want one that holds well but hopefully doesn't pull up anything more than a bit of paint on removal.

Thank you in advance.
Title: Re: Secure Magnetseal without Screws
Post by: Randy S on August 29, 2019, 07:02:21 PM
Billyd,

I do understand the website makes mention of the double sided tape, however this is only for small small windows and I do not recommend it.
Larger windows will have to be secured, so the metal frame will have to be screwed in.

We have many clients who do this method and simply fill the holes when removed.

Best Regards,

Randy S.
760-752-3030
Title: Re: Secure Magnetseal without Screws
Post by: billyd on September 04, 2019, 09:45:53 PM
Hi Randy,

Thanks for your response! I'll go with screws, as you suggest.

Cheers,
Billy