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phoenixcml 05-25-2010 01:02 AM

Can I use Dow Super Tuff r in an interior window for sound proofing?
I called Lowes today and asked if they had sound board, they said they did, but once I got there what they gave me was Dow Super Tuff r. My concern was that I wanted to use the sound board in my two bedroom windows. They are West windows so will get direct sunlight. Is this safe for me to use in the interior side of the windows? Will the ulraviolet rays or heat cause any safety issues? This is again in my bedroom, and I babysit my 2 1/2 year old grandson, so it's safety is important to me.
I tried looking for a free MSDS, but didn't have any luck. Can anyone advice me? And if this is not the way to go can someone make a suggestion? I pade $16.50 per sheet, I really can't afford a really expensive solution. I rent so I can't change the windows either. Thanks in advance, I appreciate any advice you can give. :0)

Ted White 05-25-2010 10:57 AM

There's really not enough mass to stop much sound with any foam panel. Is there a lot of noise? What kind of noise? Trucks, kids?

phoenixcml 05-25-2010 03:57 PM

Traffic noise in a rental
Thanks for responding Ted! I rented a very lovely apartment!
Only problem is that I am on a main road and I get late night and very early morning traffic. Annoying pickup trucks with load glass packs, booming car stereo systems, rumbling logging trucks, noisy garbage trucks, etc.

Since I rent I can't make any permanent structual changes. I am also on a very limited budget. Right now I have foamular 150 in my windows and I've hung medium heavy drapery. Lowes can get something called homasote 440, would that work better? I called Dow and they said Super Tuff r is not rated very well for sound dampening, and that I would need to cover it with drywall for fire code safety.

If you have any idea's I'd sure love to hear them! Thanks so much!

Ted White 05-25-2010 04:21 PM

What you need is mass... heavy stuff. Like a plywood - drywall - plywood sandwich

phoenixcml 05-25-2010 06:39 PM

Thanks Ted!
Appreciate the advise Ted! Thanks so much! :0)

Ted White 05-25-2010 06:48 PM

Also there's possibly a gap behind the window casing molding. Sound could sneak through there as well, unless the window plug covered the window molding as well. Now its more than a plug. Its a cover.

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