Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Windows and Doors


Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-05-2012, 12:55 AM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: CA
Posts: 321
Rewards Points: 254

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?

DIYGST is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 08:42 AM   #2
Exterior Construction
Windows on Wash's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Washington DC Metro Area (VA, MD, DC)
Posts: 6,938
Rewards Points: 3,016

old dual pane vs modern dual pane

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.

Windows on Wash is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 12:14 PM   #3
Home Performance
HomeSealed's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Milwaukee,WI
Posts: 1,475
Rewards Points: 584

old dual pane vs modern dual pane

+1. There is most likely a lot more air moving through the old unit and carrying that sound as well .
Replacement Windows, doors, siding, roofing, insulation, and certified energy consulting.
HomeSealed is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dual Pane Windows No Low E Glass and No Argon Gas Filling AZSun Windows and Doors 4 08-12-2011 10:10 PM
narrow frame dual pane windows tns1 Building & Construction 0 12-21-2010 03:05 PM
dual pane windows kathleensr Building & Construction 1 11-07-2010 03:35 PM
Dual pane window seals Astrozombie Remodeling 2 11-29-2007 07:38 PM
What makes a quiet window? Badfish740 Building & Construction 8 09-30-2007 11:22 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.