A: Throw away your earplugs. The trick is airtight windows. A single pane of glass does little to muffle the racket, but double- or triple-paned windows cuts noise levels in half. The best windows for soundproofing have laminated glass and vinyl frames. But if you don’t want the fuss and expense of replacement windows, ask at your home center about interior mount windows. Some, like those from Soundproof (877-438-7843), are specially designed to combat noise. Attached inside your existing window frames, they create the air seal you need to dull the din.
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