Information for Architects & Acoustical Engineers
Resolve Your Noise Issues
A Soundproof Window is a secondary fully operational window added behind the primary window. It has a small unobtrusive footprint that virtually disappears.
With Soundproof Windows you can easily achieve window STCs from 48 to 57. Standard dual pane and single pane windows have STCs ranging from 26 to 32 (the dotted lines in this chart). Add Soundproof Windows (the solid chart lines) behind these primary windows and achieve STCs from 48 to 52. Add more than the typical 3″ of air space between the two windows and easily achieve STCs up to 57.
Keep the same outside appearance for all of the windows on a project. Add Soundproof Windows only behind those windows that need soundproofing. More can be added after project completion if needed.
Rather than modifying some other window design, we designed our Soundproof Windows from the ground up to maximize noise reduction. Extensive testing and retesting perfected our design, resulting in these superior STC results. The added benefits were air infiltration reduction and improved insulation values.
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99% UV Blockage
Low-e glass typically blocks less than 71% of UV radiation. Soundproof Windows use laminated glass which blocks 99% of UV radiation.
- Commercial Buildings
- Historical Preservation
- Loft Renovations
- Sound Recording Studios
- Airport Noise Abatement
- STCs from 48 to 57
- Fully operable windows and/or removable glass panels
- No requirement to replace existing windows or change preferred choice for new windows
- Easy and quick installation eliminates lengthy down time
- Aesthetic low profile makes window unobtrusive
We offer many flexible solutions to solve noise problems. Our low profile secondary windows are designed to stop noise and air infiltration, and improve the insulation values of the primary windows. Energy savings will pay for these windows quickly. Our windows are fully operable, available nationwide, and come in many configurations. There is no need to replace the existing windows or change your designs to use a different primary window. You can simultaneously soundproof and add insulation with Soundproof Windows.
Energy Savings and Insulation Values
Soundproof Windows added to existing windows help insulate and conserve energy. By adding Soundproof Windows, the following can be achieved:
- Effectively convert a single pane window into a dual pane window
- Convert a simple dual pane into into a good quality low-e equivalent window
- Convert a high-efficiency dual pane into a super-high efficiency window
STC Results Chart
This summary chart shows the 6 primary window glass configurations tested. Each configuration was tested by itself and then with the added Soundproof Window at 4 different air spaces (glass to glass measurements) shown to the right.
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Lab Proven STC Ratings
Extensive recent lab tests were performed on Soundproof Windows products by Western Electro-Acoustic Laboratory, an accredited independent acoustic laboratory in California.
A battery of over 40 tests was completed using Soundproof Windows behind six different common primary window glass configurations. Each combination was measured at various air spaces ranging from 2″ to 8″.
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Window Redesign & Rework Not Required
The primary windows chosen for your project do not need to be modified. Soundproof Windows are secondary windows and are added behind your preferred window to achieve the maximum amount of noise reduction. Soundproof Windows can be added to one area, one side, or the entire project.
The outside appearance stays the same, but can be changed later, and other areas that were not originally designed to be soundproofed can be addressed.
Historical Restorations and Building Conversions
Soundproof Windows can be added to glass in historical buildings where various scenarios can prevent removing the original windows and glass.
Insulation and soundproofing can be achieved in such situations, in addition to solving air infiltration issues found in older windows. It is possible to double the insulation value of the window and reduce air infiltration by over 95% by adding Soundproof Windows.