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Old 12-02-2014, 08:43 AM   #1
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I have a large window that catches sound to much. New curtains cut it way down.....My home is 150 feet from the rd. highly, traveled rd.I was thinking 1" styrafoam for A 54'x 4' window.I accept the fact, i can't rid our bedroom from the all the noise,but knocking it down some more, would be great. Am i thinking along the right lines, or???????????----Please share what you think i could use? This will be a "press in fit" thumb tacks-being needed, if necessary.
Let me in on what you can? much appreciated here. bob s in mich
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Interior storm window with laminated glass is your best bet that you can see through.
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Interior storm window with laminated glass is your best bet that you can see through.
It would be rather expensive wouldn'
t it? The window is 5 feet wide...........Pella wood /double pane /glass?
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It would be rather expensive wouldn' t it? The window is 5 feet wide...........Pella wood /double pane /glass?
How much is a good night sleep worth?

Right rarely equals inexpensive.
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Problem with foam if there should ever be a fire foam will burn like napalm and cause a fire to spread very quickly.

For inexpensive go with the ear plugs.
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Problem with foam if there should ever be a fire foam will burn like napalm and cause a fire to spread very quickly.

For inexpensive go with the ear plugs.

Used ear plugs last night! worked quite well,now to stop waking up to pee 5 times a night , i will then get my necessary sleep, to stay awake the whole next day. Getting age isn't fun bob s thanks to all.Merry Christmas too
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cement board would work. 2 or 3 pieces cut to size and a little gap between them. somehow held into place.
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150ft away? can you build sound screens ~75ft away from window. they can be made attractive looking and you can plant some small trees to help hide it. how high up is the window from street level?

we would need to know what the surroundings are near the source of the noise, but i suspect most of the sound is direct from vehicle and contact with the pavement. reflecting sound needs to be evaluated, etc.

can your window accept a storm pane/panel?
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There used to be windows that were more soundproof than reg windiws. Nice for anyone living near an airport.

I'm near a road with traffic and filled that side of the yard with dense shrubbery which helps suppress the sound. Plus put a 6' wooden fence along that side.
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Might try a sound suppressing machine, I have heard they do work, but I can't say first hand.
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Might try a sound suppressing machine, I have heard they do work, but I can't say first hand.
the scale of the device is likely too costly and cumbersome for this specific issue.
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