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June 2, 2009

Soundproofing Myths: Glass Replacement

Filed under: Soundproofing Myths — Tags: , , — admin @ 8:04 pm

A common misconception regarding sound proofing is that in order to enhance the level of sound control in your home you must replace all of the glass you have with something thicker.

This, my friends, is definitely a myth. You might think of glass in older homes as being thin or out of date but this is far from the truth. The glass in homes built before 1920 is actually made of a material with a wavy texture. The wavy texture of the glass is actually a much better sound proofer than the alternatives we have today.

If your home was built after 1920 you likely won’t find wavy glass in your windows and doors. In this case you may need to make a replacement but don’t forget to check the seals and apply some type of acoustic caulk first.

Replacing your glass completely is costly and should be a last resort.

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