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Old 12-05-2012, 12:55 AM   #1
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old dual pane vs modern dual pane


I have the 1990 dual pane windows that builders put in.. aluminum frame and all and I can hear the street outside it is fairly loud.

On my previous home I am closer to the freeway and louder outside,
but do have newer windows (2000 era) and it seems quieter.

I am curious the new vinyl window and newer dual pane window will make that much of a difference to noises outside.. I am guessing the aluminum frame adds as kind of a speaker/coil and resonate the noise worse than a vinyal frame window?

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There is a bit more vibration through the frame materials in that comparison and it is likely that the newer unit had thicker glass as well.

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+1. There is most likely a lot more air moving through the old unit and carrying that sound as well .
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