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The Best Ways to Soundproof Your Hartford Windows

February 19, 2018

Do you ever have a situation where you’re jolted out of sleep early in the morning by traffic or a late-night party and wished that you could keep outside noises on the outside?

Noise seeps into your home through openings, crevices, and through glass and can result in sleepless nights. Windows, especially bigger, older windows, are one of the main sources source of noise disturbing your home, and by doing some basic soundproofing you can drastically limit unwanted noise.

These are some things that Hartford homeowners can do to soundproof your windows and lessen noise from coming in from outdoors.

Add caulk or weatherstripping to the window frame

Installing caulk or weatherstripping is an inexpensive DIY solution to soundproof your windows. Since sound enters anywhere that air can flow through, blocking any gaps or openings by your windows will help reduce sound. One thing you can do is add foam tape to the sides of your window sashes. For a double-hung window or a sliding door you can use vinyl v-strips on the sides of the windows. You can also apply caulk around windows and over any gaps to stop airflow.

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One downside of this do it yourself solution is that it’s not a long-term solution, and it clash with your room’s style.

Add heavier window treatments like plantation shutters

Adding dense material such as Hartford’s best plantation shutters can soften the noise coming through your windows.

Plantation shutters are a fashionable way to limit the sound coming through your windows while also making your home greener. Polywood plantation shutters are built with a custom weatherstripping design that locks out air, temperature, and noise.

Polywood shutters are resilient, which means that they have more longevity those DIY solutions. They are more affordable than installing new windows, and after they’re put in are a permanent part of your house, which can add to your home’s resale value.

Use a sound-proofing plug

If you suffer from constant noise such as those from construction you can use a sound-proofing plug. This DIY solution is a straight piece of foam that you fit into the crevice around your window. As the foam blocks light (and might look unattractive), people use sound plugs during the night or if they really need them for a short period of time.

Replace or install additional windows

If your windows are older and you're suffering from air drafts as well as distracting noise, it’s probably time to consider new windows. If replacing all your windows is outside of your budget, you can add exterior storm windows or an extra window pane to windows that are particular problems. The drawback is that replacing your windows or adding extra panes can still be a pricey option.

Noise-proof your home today

Are you ready for a good night’s sleep, and do you want to finally be rid of your noise problem? Then give us a call at 860-266-5459 or fill out the form below to set up a free window treatment estimate. We’ll go through all your window covering options in Hartford and end your noise problem with a solution that is as stylish as it is practical.