Soundproof Window Prices and Costs
October 11, 2010
Soundproof windows can decrease the noise from the outside that comes into your home. Whether you want to stop listening to traffic while in bed, or eliminate the sound of a neighbor's barking dog from your living room, soundproof windows can be an effective tool. Many soundproof windows today also allow you to open and close your normal window, giving you access to the sounds of the outside if you choose, along with fresh airflow.
Soundproof Windows Prices and Costs
Soundproof windows are often installed outside your home's regular windows, but some models fit inside your existing windows. The cost of soundproof windows is often comparable to replacing your old windows with double-pane or triple-pane windows. Costs are dependent upon your home's window sizes, plus options such as frame colors and finishes, glass thickness, glass type, and installation.
Soundproof windows average $500-$2000, with two double-hung standard size windows costing about $1900. Climatizer windows, or those installed inside the current window configuration, run between $300-$900 depending on the window size and style. Do-it-yourselfers can choose to buy glass and laminates and install a cheaper version of soundproof windows. This option can cut the cost to between $125-$600 depending on the size, but generally is not quite as effective as professionally purchased soundproof windows. Having a contractor or window installation company give you an estimate on replacement windows is a good way to start your project, even if it's simply for informational purposes.
Soundproof windows can often qualify for the government's $1500 tax credit. To receive the tax credit, the windows must be installed by the end of the year. Ask your soundproof window dealer for details.