So Noisy!

Old 09-24-07, 09:07 AM
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So Noisy!

I think that I already posted this, but it logged me out, so I am going to post a summed up version of my post..

I live in a 2nd floor apartment, and the noise from the gas station, school bus, and truck drivers using the parking lot next door keeps me wide awake all night long. I can even hear people TALKING outside. The only time that it is quiet is when I have to get up in the morning!! The only window that is that bad is in my bedroom.

Since I live in a rented apartment, I cannot replace this window, or cause anything that could constitute as "damage" and so I am looking for an alternative. I have drapes, and although they muffle the noise, it is so loud that I can still hear it clearly. It is exactly the same if I have the window open as it is closed. The seal is fine, as that was recently fixed, and I performed the "match trick" on it. If anyone has any ideas, PLEASE HELP ME!! I work at a law firm, so I have to be alert during the day, and I am starting to hate coffee!!!
Old 09-24-07, 02:33 PM
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Sorry to hear about your troubles.

I'm not a window pro, but in the past I've seen old egg cartons used as a sound barrier. Though they are not very decorative they do work.

Hang in there and maybe a seasoned pro can assist.

Have you asked your landlord to rectify the issue?
Old 09-24-07, 04:33 PM
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I'm also in a 2nd floor apartment, and my bedroom is right above the 1st floor living room (they watch TV loudly until all hours of the night.) I keep a fan turned on next to my bed. It makes just enough noise to drown out their TV, and the monotonous sound of the droning fan puts me to sleep.
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Hi,Maybe it's more than windows could be the whole wall.
I am just guessing but maybe you could tack up some carpet on the wall to muffel the sound. The best cure would be to move.
Good Luck Woodbutcher

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