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Title: SOUNDPROOFING FROM AIRPLANE NOISE
Post by: Billie McDowell on March 09, 2001, 03:14:31 PM
Hi, I've just moved into a new duplex townhouse, and the airplane noise is horrendous.  My windows are the double-pained glass, and cuts down on some of the traffic noise, but not all.  I live near a major airport, and the airplanes are so annoying I can hardly get to sleep, and stay asleep.  I have been living there less than a week, and have only had about 2 nights of good sleep out of 6 nights already. I am at the end of my rope, and are seriously considering renting the apartment to someone who has better noise toleration than I.  PLEASE HELP!  Any suggestion on what I can do to cut down the airplane traffic noise, and the neighbors dog barking directly across the street.  My bedroom windows face the street, and the barking neighbors.  I'm getting to the point where I hate to see nightfall and think of lying in bed listening for the next plane to take off, or land.  I am so not use to noise, that it is literally driving me mad.  Thank you much!
Title: Re: SOUNDPROOFING FROM AIRPLANE NOISE
Post by: Randy - Super Soundproofing CO on March 10, 2001, 10:29:21 PM
: Hi, I've just moved into a new duplex townhouse, and the airplane noise is horrendous.  My windows are the double-pained glass, and cuts down on some of the traffic noise, but not all.  I live near a major airport, and the airplanes are so annoying I can hardly get to sleep, and stay asleep.  I have been living there less than a week, and have only had about 2 nights of good sleep out of 6 nights already. I am at the end of my rope, and are seriously considering renting the apartment to someone who has better noise toleration than I.  PLEASE HELP!  Any suggestion on what I can do to cut down the airplane traffic noise, and the neighbors dog barking directly across the street.  My bedroom windows face the street, and the barking neighbors.  I'm getting to the point where I hate to see nightfall and think of lying in bed listening for the next plane to take off, or land.  I am so not use to noise, that it is literally driving me mad.  Thank you much!
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Title: Re: SOUNDPROOFING FROM AIRPLANE NOISE
Post by: davidluke on June 16, 2010, 10:34:01 AM
That must be terrible. You better get soundproofing done. How about trying QuietRock? It’s affordable, and very effective. People who’ve used it seem to be very happy… check the reviews online. It supposedly cuts out 90% of the noise! You might need this feature !
Title: Re: SOUNDPROOFING FROM AIRPLANE NOISE
Post by: Randy S on June 16, 2010, 03:22:24 PM
So let me see if I understand what your trying to "Say/Sell"....your trying to advise a person to use quietrock for a window application??? I dont think so....sure it might have mass, but they can do that with cheap drywall.....what are they going to do, caulk the board in so there is no leaks?? not removable? this is why we give multiple options that actually work and are removable...

Dont get me wrong, quiet rock is suitable in some applications when your only dealing with ambient sound with very low SPL and definitely no low frequency...otherwise you would need to apply a few more principles in order to actually get viable results for the money spent!
Title: Re: SOUNDPROOFING FROM AIRPLANE NOISE
Post by: Randy S on June 16, 2010, 04:14:24 PM
One more note for the readers....There is NO way on gods green earth that quiet rock alone will cut 90% of noise Especially Airplanes flying over head!!! even 70+ STC systems cant claim 90% reduction over all ranges of frequency and db / SP levels!!
the variables are TOO great!
Dont be fooled!!!
Title: Re: SOUNDPROOFING FROM AIRPLANE NOISE
Post by: Sound-Answers.com on June 18, 2010, 05:28:38 AM
Greetings from Sound-Answers.com

We would highly recommend checking with your city/municipality to see if they have any noise mitigation programs.  For example, the City of Chicago has the Residential Sound Insulation Program whereby the City pays for qualified contractors to completely soundproof your home (http://www.ohare.com/cnrc/ohare/ohareresidential.htm) ~ assuming you fall within a 65 DNL contour (i.e., the noise is ‘loud’).  If you follow the link above, you will also find a “Sound Insulating Your Home Handbook” which is a good resource that addresses all the possible ways exterior noise can enter your residence.  We wish you the best of luck!

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