Michael Lentin, the owner and creator of CitiQuiet Windows saw an opportunity to eliminate a problem that was in people’s homes, living environments and offices where noise was coming in and, and really interfering with their life. His first CitiQuiet window installation was on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in a small townhouse where a friend of his actually recently had a child and their newborn didn’t sleep through the night because of the noise. Thus, the parents couldn’t sleep through the night. His friend called him, said, “Hey Mike, you know, you’re in the window business and I know you’ve got a background in architecture and engineering. Can you make a soundproof window?” So, after giving it some thought and figuring it out…there was no internet at that time twenty five years ago…he put together an interior soundproof window, installed it in their home, and the baby started sleeping. His friends were happy as could be and that was the birth of CitiQuiet.
“There are a lot of copycats out there, and we really don’t pay much attention to them. We’re a leader in the industry and we have an incredible product. I think when you are a leader and you have an incredible product like CitiQuiet, people are going to jump on the bandwagon and ride your coat tails. Unless they have a lot of engineering ability and money to put towards what we have, they’ll continue to copy us but really never be able to compete.”
We manufacture all our CitiQuiet windows in a one hundred thousand square foot facility, all under one roof in Long Island, New York in a town called Hop Hog. What has been assembled at CitiQuiet is a team of highly trained professionals. Ninety percent of CitiQuiet’s staff have been with the company for over twenty years, some thirty years and they’re big on team.
“Everybody has to understand the end product and what it’s going to do for our consumer, for our client, and the peace and quiet and the serenity in life they’re going to get… and they work with that attention to detail each and every time.”
“We live in Midtown Manhattan and I’d had another night of very little sleep because of the noise outside and another resident and I were discussing this problem and a third party said, “Gosh, we have these wonderful windows. I slept perfectly last night.” So, we got the information, CitiQuiet Windows, and they’re the best investment we have ever made.”
“There was so much noise and so much dirt and so much construction, we had to do something. I mean, we run a photos studio here, and another business and we could hardly hear ourselves talk on the phone. So, we initially went for the quiet, for- to cut down on the noise and what we found out afterwards that it was really made it a lot cleaner. It was warmer, and cooler and we didn’t use as much air conditioning, so … We’ve had them three or four- three or four years now and I don’t know what we would have done without ’em.”
The loss of cold air in the summer and warm air in the winter through cracks and crevices in the Window.
The process of heat transfer that involves the motion of fluid air moving towards the Window glass and through the panes. Heat flows from a higher temperature to a lower temperature.
The transfer of heat from one separate surface to another.
Home Soundproofing solutions may include the installation of double pane home Windows which create greater insulating barriers. Adding features such as low-e glass also prevents the sun's heat from entering the living area or penetrating the glass in the summer, but still allows its heat to penetrate in the winter. This is a perfect example of how residential Soundproofing can start reducing energy costs. Injecting Argon or Krypton gas into the dead air space between the panes of glass further insulates the interior Windows. Another key ingredient for insulating is the manner in which the glass is fused together. In the past, the glass had metal connections from one to another, or spacers, and now the spacer is insulated with thermoplastics that eliminate seal failure and won't allow the glass to conduct cold.
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