New York City winters are tough and noisy. When you have enormous windows they can let in so much air the shades swing in the breeze and so much noise that passing traffic and late night parties deprive you of sleep. This was Laurie Duncan’s seasonal cross to bear in the converted warehouse apartment she and her husband bought 17 years ago in Brooklyn, NY.
It turns out that window soundproofing can block out noise and drafts.
What first spurred them to fortify their home against the chilly drafts was a quest for energy efficiency but they gained the blessing of quiet at the same time. They had just finished swapping every incandescent bulb with an LED in their elaborately lit place and their energy bills were dropping.
“We were making such strides in our energy consumption and monetary outlay,” said Laurie. “We asked, ‘What else can we do?’”
They were staring straight through it: strengthen those windows to stop the drafts that could be felt a foot away. Their one room, loft-style apartment has three huge single-pane wood-framed windows in a historic, landmark building. Replacing them would cost a fortune.
So they kept researching until they found Indow window inserts.
Since they’re laser-measured to ensure a precise fit, it didn’t matter that the windows had settled into a out-of-square shapes. Indow inserts also avoid the installation of bulky, costly, and unsightly secondary window frames.
And while she didn’t buy the Indow window inserts for noise reduction, Laurie was so happy to keep New York City noise out of her home. The quiet the inserts provide is arresting. The buses, sirens and the pub across the street are now all hushed.
She conquered window soundproofing in NYC and blocked the chilly window drafts. We’re grateful she tells everyone about her secret weapon!
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