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Soundproofing Forum Topics => Soundproofing your single family home from traffic noise and neighbors. => Topic started by: gmb600 on April 03, 2013, 11:15:35 PM

Title: New construction Highway noise
Post by: gmb600 on April 03, 2013, 11:15:35 PM
I'm building a new house close to the highway.  I'll be soundproofing the highway side of the house with staggered studs and quiet windows.  Will this be all that's needed for the most bang for the buck, or is it really required to do staggered studs around the whole house and the expensive windows everywhere?  Does shielding come into play, the highway soundwaves don't transmit through the "quiet side" windows because the house shields the soundwaves?  The sketch shows the interstate on the bottom, then the frontage road 45mph, then proposed house location.
Title: Re: New construction Highway noise
Post by: johnbergstromslc on April 04, 2013, 01:14:33 AM
Upgrade the windows first - you might be happy enough with the results to bag altering the walls...
Title: Re: New construction Highway noise
Post by: Randy S on April 04, 2013, 09:01:17 PM
I agree with John, the wall is going to do you little good based on the topography. You will still have line of site of the road and the wall will have little to no effect.
Put your money in quality soundproof windows with STC Ratings 38+ .

 The staggered studs are worth doing, more so is making sure this place is sealed air tight and you will see a good reduction and thermal gains..