Noise reduction - Windows

I have a bedroom which lets in road noise that is disturbing at night.

The options I have looked at are:

http://www.stopnoise.com.au/

Pros - cheaper, easier to fit
Cons - looks bulky, less natural

and:

http://www.certainteed.com.au/noise.htm

Pros - slimmer, natural looking
Cons - very expensive!

But - which will perform better in cutting out noise? Has anybody tried either product, and which can you recommend? Or should I be looking at other options?

Than you!
 
I had to put sound reducing windows in a dual occ I built, I built the first one then applied for DA, which was approved subject to installing noise reduction systems.

This required employing a sound testing company who set up monitoring meters over a 3 day period, and from that info were able to advise what rating windows etc. One thing to keep in mind is that sound doesn't just come through windows, in our case to meet the standard we had to use 12mm thick sound stop plaster plus acoustic insulation in walls and ceilings.

You may be able to reduce some noise just with fencing, there is no comparison with different noise transmission between a colorbond and a paling fence.

The sound tester was Audiometrics if I remember correctly.

This is the mob that made the windows for us and were well made, but expensive.:)



http://www.rylock.com/
 
i have installed stop noise window a couple of months ago in my PPOR... and they are totally crap.... not satisfied with the product and the guys that installing my window are rude fellows as well..

FYI their window is just an add on window on the top of your existing window...
and it doesn't cut the noise as much as they promises...

a waste of $2000 dollar......


on the other hand about certintied window, i've been to their showroom, quite impressed with their design especially it is easy to clean your window if u put it in double story house but yeah its expensive.... but for noise reduction wise... i dont know....

what noise problem do you have?
 
i have installed stop noise window a couple of months ago in my PPOR... and they are totally crap.... not satisfied with the product and the guys that installing my window are rude fellows as well..

FYI their window is just an add on window on the top of your existing window...
and it doesn't cut the noise as much as they promises...

a waste of $2000 dollar......


on the other hand about certintied window, i've been to their showroom, quite impressed with their design especially it is easy to clean your window if u put it in double story house but yeah its expensive.... but for noise reduction wise... i dont know....

what noise problem do you have?

Thanks lolipss.

How much, if any, did the the stop noise reduce the noise by? Did it make any difference?

Did you look at any other solutions?

I can hear passing traffic in the bedroom at night, and its a moderartely busy street so at night when its very quiet you can hear each vehicle, its annoying - especially buses and motorbikes.
 
I've look at magnetite as well. I think their window looks better than stopnoise one...

in terms of noise reduction, they said is around the same with stopnoise... because both of them is just an add on secondary window

if i've got the money, i would choose certintied window... u can see in their showroom, they got a demo window and inside the window they have audio player...

or hire an acoustic specialist to analyze your problem and they can advise you which is the best solution for you.

surely dont put stopnoise.... the finishing window just looks bad and you will be dissapointed..... :(

why dont just put normal double glazing window with thick or laminated glass?
 
why dont just put normal double glazing window with thick or laminated glass?
This might end up cheaper. I'd love to put a double glazed window on EVERY window at my old house, but I'd never see a cent back from that. Keeps out the weather extremes as well as noise, don't knock the extra insuation factor.
 
roller shutter don't block that much noise as well..
especially with truck/bus brakes noise and deep bass sound....
got roller shutter at my home as well. :)
 
I have a bedroom which lets in road noise that is disturbing at night.

The options I have looked at are:

http://www.stopnoise.com.au/

Pros - cheaper, easier to fit
Cons - looks bulky, less natural

and:

http://www.certainteed.com.au/noise.htm

Pros - slimmer, natural looking
Cons - very expensive!

But - which will perform better in cutting out noise? Has anybody tried either product, and which can you recommend? Or should I be looking at other options?

Than you!

I have a third option. Ecoclassic - http://www.ecoclassic.com.au/

Ed, the guy that runs it, is a regular contributor to the home renovation forum - windows section and really seems to know his stuff - http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewforum.php?f=23
 
Hi trogdor

Better Homes & Gardens had a segment about sound proofing for walls & windows about four months ago

You may be able to get some information from their website

The readings for the before noise and after noise were quite impressive

In the meantime, have you thought about making some very cheap 'shutters' - buy that cheap particle board (the soft stuff used for notice boards) and simply cut two panels to fit into your window frame, and lift them in and out as required

Caneite? is that the stuff? Very soft, can cut with a Stanley knife, very light, but quite dense. You could paint it if you wanted to but as it will be behind your curtains you may not want to bother doing that.

Hope this helps. Sometimes something cheap and cheerful can be a surprisingly cheerful solution.

Cheers
Kristine
 
Thank you all, and sorry for the delay in writing back.

I've decided to bite the bullet and get Certainteed or Miglas. Getting some other renovations done so will see what the builder can get a better deal on.
 
hi Trogdor can you tell me what's the quote u got from certintied?
how many window u replacing?

good luck with the reno :)

Sure. Approx $10k fitted for:

- 2300 x 1750 window
- 2360 x 920 door
- 1300 x 700 window
- 860 x 2160 window

These are only the windows on the street side, am leaving the others as is. Quote is for the STC 41 windows with "gassing".
 
Sure. Approx $10k fitted for:

- 2300 x 1750 window
- 2360 x 920 door
- 1300 x 700 window
- 860 x 2160 window

These are only the windows on the street side, am leaving the others as is. Quote is for the STC 41 windows with "gassing".

Is that really cheaper than double glazing? Jeeez, hate to think what double glazing costs then.
 
Sure. Approx $10k fitted for:

- 2300 x 1750 window
- 2360 x 920 door
- 1300 x 700 window
- 860 x 2160 window

These are only the windows on the street side, am leaving the others as is. Quote is for the STC 41 windows with "gassing".

Why don't you get a quote from http://www.ecoclassic.com.au/ ? Haven't bought from them myself, but from the informal chats I've had with them they sound like their products are substantially cheaper than certainteed's.
 
Why don't you get a quote from http://www.ecoclassic.com.au/ ? Haven't bought from them myself, but from the informal chats I've had with them they sound like their products are substantially cheaper than certainteed's.

I spoke with them, they acknowledge that their windows have a lower accoustic reduction rating than Certainteed's, hence the Certainteed path.

How much cheaper do you think they would be, out of interest?
 
hi trogdor, could you please post here when you have got your certaintied window installed in your bedroom??

I really want to know whether it solved your noise problem or not :)

thinking of getting one myself but only if it works on someone else:p
 
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