New York City is an incredible place, but winters are cold and it’s noisy all year long. Laurie Duncan and her husband live in a converted warehouse apartment with large windows so drafty, their shades would move in the wind. They could also hear traffic and late night parties from the bar across the street. They had to find soundproof windows in NYC to get some sleep!

 
new york city apartment windows retrofitted with soundproofing Indow inserts
 

They wanted to make their space more comfortable. Initially, though, they simply wanted to make their home more energy efficient by swapping out incandescent light bulbs for LEDs. As they saw their energy bills drop, they looked around for other energy-saving measures.

They were staring straight through it: super-drafty windows. Their one-room, loft-style apartment had three huge single-pane windows in a historic, landmark building. Replacing them would cost a fortune.

 

“We were making such strides in our energy consumption and monetary outlay. We asked, what else can we do?”

– Laurie Duncan, NY.

 

Soundproofing Windows in New York City

So they kept researching until they found Indow window inserts, a solution that blocked both drafts and noise. What started as a quest for energy efficiency, turned into a way of making their home more comfortable. Soundproof windows in NYC – suddenly it didn’t seem so out of reach!

 
Indow insert blocking traffic noise: soundproof city windows
 

Since the inserts are laser-measured to ensure a precise fit, it didn’t matter that the windows had settled along with the building and become out-of-square. Indow inserts also helped them avoid buying costly, bulky secondary window frames.

Anywhere air can get in, noise can too. So when they blocked the drafts, they quieted the outside noise. So now the buses, sirens and pub goers across the street don’t sound like they’re inside their home.

Laurie and her husband weren’t the only New Yorkers looking for a solution to soundproof their windows. Lauren Napier was also searching for a way to keep the city noise on the outside of her bedroom windows. She discovered Indow as a potential solution, but wondered: Do soundproof window inserts work? You can see in the video below that the answer is yes.

 
 

Lauren’s 6-foot windows allowed a lot of traffic noise in, but as a renter, replacements were not an option. Like many others, she purchased Indow inserts to address noise issues and was pleasantly surprised to find that they also did a wonderful job of temperature regulation. 

Laurie and Lauren managed soundproof windows in NYC and blocked the cold window drafts at the same time. We’re grateful they tell everyone how they did it!

 
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Customize Your Insert

Choose which grade of custom window insert works for you. All grades block drafts and noise, but premium grades offer special features for specific situations. See all grade types.

See All Grade Types

Each insert has a tube that edges the clear acrylic. This tubing should blend into your window frame. It comes in three colors: white, brown, and black. For a limited time we are offering a fourth color: Natural Wood! (Not available in Acoustic Grade)

 
 
Indow window insert compression tube color samples
 

Customize Your Insert

 

Choose which grade of custom window insert works for you. All grades block drafts and noise, but premium grades offer special features for specific situations. See all grade types.

See All Grade Types

Each insert has a tube that edges the clear acrylic. This tubing should blend into your window frame. It comes in three colors: white, brown, and black. For a limited time we are offering a fourth color: Natural Wood! (Not available in Acoustic Grade)

 
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