noise insulation for window

Old 10-06-04, 08:13 AM
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noise insulation for window

We recently moved to an apartment that is overlooking a very busy street. I would be grateful for any tips about noise insulation of the existing windows. the windows are failry large (about 95in W by 60in H) and slide open sideways.

Any help is very much appreciated!

Old 10-06-04, 08:24 PM
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First, ml73, welcome to and the window and door forum.

The BEST noise reduction would be to replace the existing (I'm assuming they have aluminum frames and are probably single pane) windows with a dual pane, either vinyl or fiberglass framed window. You are renting. It's going to be on the landlord to do that for you -- it's his building. An 8-0 5-0 window isn't going to be cheap. Make him an offer!! Let him raise your rent $25 a month if he'll upgrade ALL the windows with ones with Low-E or Low-E squared glass. He'll get an extra $25 a month to pay for the windows, and you'll save at least $25 a month on your utility bills. (Does it matter to you whether you pay the landlord an extra $25 a month if you pay the utility company at least $25 a month less???)

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