Quiet windows

nupurguptaJuly 28, 2011

I have been reading all the various extremely instructive posts on sound-resistant windows. Basically - larger air gap between lites, laminated lites, and differing widths of lites.

I have just bought a condo with old windows. It's on the 7th floor,and on the 1st floor is a bunch of restaurants that have noisy exhaust fans that I want to block out.

My question is, I understand the mechanics, but what brand of windows should I go for please? This is further complicated by the fact that requirements are special for high rises...

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I don't know were you are located, and that has a big impact on what Brand of window(s) are available.

In my area (FL), we would typically put you an either a Sound and Security window by PGT or Custom Windows.

Or for a little be more "quiet" and more DP rating (High Rise), we might put you in an Impact Window.

Can you tell us were you are at?

    Bookmark   July 29, 2011 at 12:14PM
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Windows on Washington

You got the principals down: Air space, Mass, thickness.

Milgard makes a dedicated STC whereas most peoples laminated windows will get you to where you need to for sound attenuation.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2011 at 4:35PM
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