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05-22-02, 07:03 PM   #1  

I'm planning on replacing the siding from the front of my home, facing a street, is it worth putting insulation in the walls to deaden the street noise?

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05-23-02, 05:37 AM   #2  
Comes under the category of "couldn't hurt"; unfortunately you will still get sound transmission through the wall via the studs conducting the sound waves between the exterior walls and the interior walls. Next step up would be to remove interior wall covering (i.e. drywall, paneling) and reinstall using attachments designed for soundproofing (z channel).

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05-23-02, 11:04 AM   #3  
You also need to look at windows and doors; they may be your biggest problem with sound transmission. Make sure they are weatherstripped properly; if they are single glazed, another layer of glazing (storm window) would also help. Hope this helped.


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