Soundproof storm windows
I own a 1920s Tudor with original double hung windows that is on a busy street in a historic district in Texas. We'd like to add some soundproofing to the front bedroom windows without having to replace the original windows and without offending the historic district commission. We currently have some pretty ugly aluminum storm windows, and we'd like to look at more soundproof and attractive options but within a reasonable budget. Any ideas where to find something that looks old but would offer better noise protection?
Re: Soundproof storm windows
Inside storm windows are the way to go for both thermal and acoustic insulation in an old house.
You will want to fabricate the windows out of 1/4" plexiglas.
There are companies that sell magnetic/adhesive kits that you apply to the plexiglas to be able to mount and remove the windows from the inside.
I used kits from windowsaver.com to make about 20 windows for my house on a busy street. It requires some elbow grease but is well worth it.