HOW DO YOU SOUNDPROOF WINDOWS? To effectively soundproof your windows, first know the type of window you have and the amount of noise you regularly experience. Some windows are already soundproof and you may not need to add any more treatment to block the sound waves. Double-pane windows, triple-pane windows, windows with laminated and acoustic windows offer good noise-reduction characteristics. If you are living in an old house, it probably has single-glazing windows and may need soundproof material. Effective ways to soundproof your windows include: 1. Using window inserts-These are installed on the window frame on the inner face of the panes. The space created between the insert and the window pane is what absorbs sound waves hence reducing noise. 2. Seal space along with the windows- gaps between the window frame or the window and the wall let in sound as well as they let in air. You may use acoustic caulk to fill these gaps. It is a better option compared to silicon as it lasts a long time and is more flexible. You might want to remove old silicone (if you have it) and replace it with acoustic caulk for more effective soundproofing. 3. Install double-cells shades- Just as the name states, double cell shades have double layers that trap sound waves and lower the sound volume. Multiple-glazed windows and window inserts are perfect for noise reduction in environments that frequently experience loud noises like busy city apartments and buildings near entertainment places. LAMINATED WINDOWS – HOW DO THEY BLOCK NOISE? The whole essence of laminated glass on windows is to block out unwanted noises. Laminated windows are a type of window that consists of two or more layers of glass. The layers of glass are separated by a thin layer of plastic, which helps to reduce noise. They are very effective and durable. They are also considered a safe window option, as they are less likely to break compared to other types of windows. The glass is truly unbreakable. The windows are however pricey but worth considering if you intend of living in a noise-free home.