Traffic noise reduction from Condo.
December 13, 2010 11:46 PM Subscribe
Any way to reduce audible traffic noise from my high rise condo?
posted by HonestAsian to home & garden (12 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I bought a condo pre construction, and it literally faces a busy road where there are constantly cars driving by. *Chicago, and Lake Shore Drive*. I had no idea the noise level would be this audible, and it's very constant. I'm not used to this noise as I have resorted to wearing earplugs to sleep. Obviously most noise comes from windows, so I was wondering if anyone has any tips to maybe hire someone to install some sort of buffer in the existing windows to maybe absorb the noise? What I dont understand is that the lobby which is lower than my unit and other commons rooms there is no noise at all. Did the developer use high quality windows or is there a better more insulated seal? Also I dont really need advice in terms of "buy some plants, install curtains," etc my focus here are the existing windows themselves, I don't know who to contact in terms of hiring someone who would know how to deal with this and perhaps could install something or work with my existing windows. Thanks in advance to any replies.