Okna for sound abatement in South Jersey

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Okna for sound abatement in South Jersey

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Hi, our house is right on a very busy road and I’m finding that the traffic noise interferes with sleep on a regular basis so we’re looking to replace the windows (which appear to be basic builder-grade double pane vinyl).

We got a quote for 24 Okna DH 500dx at $17,400. From all of my online research, it sounds like laminated windows would best help dampen the sound. Though the salesperson at the company who quoted us said they basically never do laminate, and he thought just the 500s would be a significant improvement over what we currently have. I reached out again for a quote on the 800 series with laminated glass.

So with the new information about laminated windows, I’m now thinking that all of the windows facing the busy street (including an enclosed porch that has 7 windows), should all be laminated. Would this be the best investment? We bought the house 2 years ago and intend to stay for 30+ years.

Also, does anyone have recommendations on window companies that install Oknas in South Jersey? We’re about 20 min from Philly. Feel free to DM/reach out directly. Thanks!

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#2 Post by Windows on Washington »

Better to do it once...than twice.

Okna does have a sound control glass option that is as good at the laminated glass and less expensive. It's been tested in their 600 series window and I think is available in that series as well as the 800 and EVO.

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#3 Post by masterext »

Okna's sound reduction glass on the 600 series has a better rating than their laminated glass option and its less expensive. We go from bergen county to union county and everything in between. There is a Philly guy somewhere on the board.

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#4 Post by kpower03 »

Is there a brand name for the Okna sound reduction glass? I searched online and couldn’t find this as an option for the 600/800s.

Also, is DelawareMike the pro in the Philly area? I saw some of his posts about Philly but not sure if there’s someone else.

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#5 Post by Windows on Washington »

I just call it the STC glass. They have just that one option.

Mike is in that area. Have you been able to get connected or do you need his email?

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#6 Post by kpower03 »

I haven’t been connected to Mike yet but would definitely appreciate his email if you’re able to send it along! Can you PM me?

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Not sure how to "PM" on here, but email me at enovotny@windowsonwashington.net and I will get you connected.

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