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Laminated Windows Keep Out the Din
By Jay Romano
Published March 11, 2007
GOOD windows keep out rain and snow, and better windows keep out cold, wind and heat. But most windows aren’t very good at stopping noise.
…Do-it-yourselfers can buy custom-made soundproof windows from suppliers like Soundproofwindows.com in Fremont, Calif.
Randy Brown, the owner of the company, said that home or apartment owners take their own measurements, following the instructions on the company’s Web site, and send them in. The company then makes the soundproof interior windows to the customer’s specifications, using quarter-inch laminated glass.
“If you can use a power screwdriver,” Mr. Brown said, “you can install our windows.”
He noted that in addition to reducing the noise, properly installed soundproof windows also make the house or apartment more energy-efficient by eliminating drafts.
The price of soundproof windows varies sharply depending on how large the windows are, how thick the laminated glass is and whether the window is installed professionally or by the owner. The price for a 3-by-5-foot double-hung window, for example, can range from $500 to $1,400.
Note from Soundproof Windows: we do not offer double-hung windows at this time and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please feel free to contact us at 877-438-7843 to discuss alternative soundproofing solutions, or fill out the request for information form.