Need to keep the heat in and the cold out!
January 20, 2008 7:10 PM Subscribe
Does soundproofing material in a window also keep out the cold?
posted by Melismata to Home & Garden (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have the draftiest, cheapest windows on the planet, and per our condo association I can't ever put in storm windows on the outside. (Basement level condo.) My handyman put in additional insulation around the windows; plastic sheeting doesn't really help much; I put my Norwegian duna (sp?) in the window by my head, which is better than nothing but I still literally get woken up almost every night by the draft blowing--blowing!!--in my face.
To say nothing of the energy being wasted here, I also run cold, freezing actually, don't know why being born here in New England, and I would love to not walk around my home wrapped in a blanket with the heat turned to 75 F. I am considering getting insulated curtains, but someone told me that it's better to put soundproofing material in instead. Has anyone had any experience with this? He told me the name of a soundproofing materials company, but now I forget it. Is one cheaper and/or better than the other? Thanks in advance for any answers you may have.