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Good vs. Bad Materials: Windows

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

The truth of the matter is this – your windows can be a very significant cause of noise and sound trouble.

On the other hand, replacing your windows is often not the best solution.

In most cases you merely need to check the windows to make sure they are installed properly. Is the seal aroudn the outside edge complete? If not, caulk it.

Sometimes you have to do some extra work, like adding a second layer of glass, forming a 1-inch airtight gap between the two layers. This works particularly well with older windows.

You can certainly replace your windows if you’d like, but if soundproofing is your only concern, you really don’t need to.