Sound Reduction With Brown Exterior

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Sound Reduction With Brown Exterior

#1 Post by egillard » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:41 am

I live in Baltimore, MD and am trying to purchase 5 sliding windows with a dark brown exterior (due to condo regs) with a significant sound reduction componant since I live near a major highway. I've had some estimates with some folks who seem not to know what I'm talking about when I mention STC ratings. I'd rather not pay much more than $500/window.

Any recommendations for a particular product line? I've looked at BFR Rich's website, which is one of the few that has anything about sound. Thanks for any input anyone has.

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Re: Sound Reduction With Brown Exterior

#2 Post by Windows on Washington » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:10 am

Depending on the sound reduction you need, you will need either laminated glass or a dedicated STC window.

You are going to be hard pressed to upgrade the STC rating in your replacement window over what is considered standard (STC 28 or so) while spending $500 an opening.

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Re: Sound Reduction With Brown Exterior

#3 Post by egillard » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:21 am

I'm looking into the Armor Glass® Plus System By Gorell. What should I expect a fair estimate to be?

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#4 Post by Windows on Washington » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:25 pm

Not intimately familiar with them but it will be over $500.

Let us know how you work out.

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Re: Sound Reduction With Brown Exterior

#5 Post by TheWindowNerd » Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:24 am

Ask for a break out of the additional pricing for the laminated glass.
I would find some one to do a Simonton quote.

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