I have a few interior windows of the old, double-hung type. They
transmit a lot of sound from the outside into a bedroom and living room.
In short, the dog next door and slamming car doors are intrusive.
Instead of installing expensive double-glazed storm windows, I thought
I'd try to attach some glass over the window from the inside. I never
open these windows, so no problem there. Perhaps just a piece of glass I
could lay over the window and affix with mirror-type fittings.
I'd appreciate any information about the best glass for reducing sound,
or any other material that might even do a better job. Websites articles
or any recommendations welcome.
(to the list, please)
The best glass for reducing sound is laminated glass, which is two sheets
of glass with a thin sheet of another material in-between. This keeps out
sound even better than insulated glass. Often, laminated glass can be
fitted into existing windows but it depends.
Several ways to do this,
An alternative to replacing the existing window with a double or
triple pane glass acoustical window, (a noise reduction of about
30%-70%), or to add another interior window, (90%) is to make a
removable soundproofing "plug" to fill the frame and to block the
sound coming through the window. (Also 90%) While this will also
block light, it won't matter if the window is a bedroom and noise is
keeping you from using your room or sleeping. If light is wanted for
day use, make the plug removable. It can then be removed to allow
light to enter the room.
Try http://soundproofwindows.com /
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