There are endless ways to soundproof a window in New York City—some better than others. Noise is part of the cityscape, but no one wants it seeping into their home uninvited. Some people try inexpensive DIY fixes, others decide to replace their windows. Citiquiet offers a better option.
DIY solutions are usually insufficient to block NYC noise. From street traffic to planes, there is a lot of noise pollution in the city. Replacing all your windows may be effective, but it’s expensive, involves a lot of construction, and isn’t an option if you live in an apartment.
What you need is a solution that works with your existing windows. CitiQuiet soundproof window inserts were developed in NYC to reduce intrusive noise in city homes and offices. Our experts understand New York City noise pollution and have the best options for keeping your space peaceful and quiet.
CitiQuiet soundproof windows work with your existing windows. They do not change the appearance of the window and are fully functional and removable.
CitiQuiet soundproof window inserts reduce intrusive noise by as much as 95%. They can be installed in homes, apartments, or offices without building approval. This is the soundproofing solution that hits the sweet spot. Your windows are effectively soundproofed without the hassle and expense of replacement.
Yes, you can soundproof an existing window. Some people choose DIY solutions. But measures such as hanging heavy curtains are only going to provide a small amount of soundproofing.
A better option is using CitiQuiet soundproof window inserts. Our custom inserts fit inside your existing windows, adding another layer and diminishing outdoor noise by up to 95%.
CitiQuiet soundproof windows also reduce drafts and dirt coming through your windows by up to 99%. Your indoor air quality is better and your home is cleaner.
You also get thermal benefits from our soundproof windows. CitiQuiet windows keep your house warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. You’ll save energy and money and reduce stress on your heating and cooling systems.
Yes, you can ask a landlord to soundproof windows. You may be met with resistance, however. Your landlord may think that soundproofing involves replacing existing windows and is a significant construction project.
Here are the main points to cover when requesting CitiQuiet soundproof windows. Start with convenience. Soundproofing with CitiQuiet is a hassle-free building upgrade.
You should also fill your landlord in on the benefits of CitiQuiet soundproof windows for both their tenants and their investment.
The first thing to check if you have a lot of noise coming through your apartment windows is the windows themselves. Look for cracks, gaps that need caulking, and other basic repairs.
Maintenance alone will not eliminate intrusive noise in your apartment.
There are several methods for reducing the sound coming through an apartment window. The easiest is to hang soundproofing curtains. This is a good option for light sleepers when combined with soundproofing windows.
You may see articles advising you to plug your window with foam, matting, and wood. Don’t use this method for soundproofing your window. It blocks your natural light. It also makes the window non-functional, creating a significant safety hazard.
The best option is soundproof window inserts that work with existing windows. CitiQuiet soundproof window inserts block up to 95% of intrusive noise without altering the form or function of your existing windows.
Our windows are fully operational and removable. They are installed in the existing window frame. They offer soundproofing without sacrificing light or safety.
No, most apartments in New York City are not soundproof. Sure, there are a few here and there that have been equipped with some soundproofing, but for the most part apartment dwellers are subject to the noise of the city.
CitiQuiet knows that exposure to city noise can be harmful to your wellbeing. Noise pollution, especially in the city, can cause stress, disrupt sleep, and negatively affect concentration and focus.
Our experts will turn your noisy NYC apartment into a relaxing oasis of calm, no matter where in the city you live. CitiQuiet soundproof windows decrease intrusive noise by up to 95%. They also keep out drafts and dirt. You’ll save energy and money on heating and cooling your apartment.
You don’t need building permission to add soundproof windows to your apartment. CitiQuiet window inserts are installed in your existing window frames. They are operational and removable.
Finding a soundproof apartment in NYC is like finding a needle in a haystack. But we can transform any apartment into a peaceful, relaxing, quiet retreat from the bustle of the city with CitiQuiet soundproof windows.
You’ll get a good night’s sleep, breath cleaner indoor air, and save on heating and cooling when you soundproof your NYC apartment with CitiQuiet window inserts.
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CitiQuiet offers a variety of soundproofing levels ranging from 50% percent to virtual silence but, with all of our noise elimination windows, we guarantee 100% satisfaction. These noise reductions can help eliminate the sounds of construction, car alarms, sirens, and many other distracting sounds. Back to Top ↑
Yes, they open. After installation, our soundproof windows will operate in the same fashion as your existing windows. Back to Top ↑
You can continue to use your existing air conditioning units or new ones as well. Our windows actually provide more efficient insulation than typical commercial or residential windows. Back to Top ↑
CitiQuiet windows use a roller system to facilitate smooth motions when opening and closing every type of unit. This is one of the great advantages of our sound proof windows as they require less effort to open and close. CitiQuiet uses sealed bearing rollers to facilitate this smooth operation whereas some copycat windows have a steel on steel solution which creates friction and resistance when trying to open and close their windows. Beware of misleading sales reps that try to sell this as an advantage when most everyone knows friction causes resistance and does not lend itself to an effortless experience like the sealed bearings in CitiQuiet Soundproof Windows. Back to Top ↑
CitiQuiet Windows will not become dirty as quickly or as often as other windows. The windows are interior and are not exposed to the outside elements. However, when it does come time to clean your unit, it is a simple process because the windows are completely operable and removable. For additional information, check out our advice on maintaining soundproof windows. Back to Top ↑
In most instances, blinds can be removed from the window frames and remounted after CitiQuiet Windows are installed. CitiQuiet performs this work at no cost during the time of the installation. Back to Top ↑
Our windows are known and accepted throughout New York City and the Continental United States and are always allowed in both commercial and residential buildings. On occasion, if your building management requests additional information from our office, we will gladly handle this for you at no additional cost. Back to Top ↑
We offer a variety of glass for all of your soundproofing and thermal needs: 1/8″, 1/4″, 1/4″ laminated, 3/8″, 3/8″ laminated, 1/2″, 1/2″ laminated, 1″, 1″ laminated. All glass can be chosen to be clear, SuperClear (Starfire), Low E, or tinted the color of your choice. Back to Top ↑
Yes, all CitiQuiet Interior Windows operate in an identical fashion to your existing window giving you complete access to them. Back to Top ↑
On rare occasions our Interior Windows are installed on the exterior of your existing windows. However, this would require building approval and may not be the best solution for your noise issues. Back to Top ↑
No, we will line up all frames and glass from window to window, eliminating additional obstructions. This will cause the CitiQuiet Interior Window to virtually disappear in the existing opening. Back to Top ↑
Some people have referred to CitiQuiet Windows as storm windows and in certain aspects, it is a fair comparison as our units do offer a 99% reduction in dirt and drafts, but our products go above and beyond storm windows and cannot be considered as such. Back to Top ↑
Cost depends on many factors. When you contact CitiQuiet, our experienced team will work with you to find a solution that works for your needs and your budget.
Criteria that affect soundproof window cost include, but are not limited to:
Our Soundproof Windows are a smart long-term investment and cost less than you think! Not only do they reduce noise in your home or office, but they add value to your property, provide insulation and increase the energy efficiency of your home or office’s heating and cooling systems. For more information, please call (212) 874-5362 or Get Free Estimates Now – Back to Top ↑
If outside street noises prevent you from getting a good night’s rest or disturb the peace of your day, our windows are the answer. CitiQuiet Windows are ideal for residential and commercial use and can successfully reduce noise by as much as 95%. Block out the distracting sounds of car alarms, construction, sirens, and more.
CitiQuiet makes soundproofing easy. Installation does not require any alteration or construction to your existing window or opening and no building approval is required.
Our units open and operate the same as normal windows and you can continue to use your existing blinds and air conditioning units. An easy roller system allows for smooth and effortless opening and closing. They will not disturb the interior look of your room; in fact, you’ll barely be able to tell our windows are there, except you’ll have a noticeably more relaxing and quiet environment. – Back to Top ↑
Do soundproof windows work? CitiQuiet Soundproof Windows work the same way as your existing windows except they reduce noise by as much as 95% and eliminate 99% of dirt and draft! We even offer soundproof replacement windows. Every window is custom manufactured to complement any existing style. From double-hungs, sliders and casements, to hinged, tilt and turn, awning, fixed and more, we will fabricate and install a custom window that you will love. Back to Top ↑
Our windows are constructed with laminated glass to help stop sound vibrations and provide extra insulation. All of our designs offer ENERGY efficiency. They are installed into the existing interior opening (on the window sill) a few inches away from the existing window, creating a space of dead air that helps to isolate the CitiQuiet frame from sound vibrations and add a cushion of air between the two. It is this cushion of air working in conjunction with the CitiQuiet window that helps to eliminate noise. The simple installation does not require any construction or alterations.
The American Society for Testing and Materials established sound Transmission Class (STC) ratings to help compare noise reduction products such as windows, doors, walls and building materials. STC ratings are measurements of sound isolation for various products. Measured in decibels, the STC rating is the average amount of noise resistance at 18 different frequencies. Each number in the rating System represents a significantly higher measurement than the one before, similar to the Richter Scale used to measure earthquakes. The higher the STC class rating is, the greater the noise reduction.
Typical Sound Transmission Class Ratings
As you can see, a 3/32″ standard wood frame Window has an STC rating of 13 while a 1/4″ laminated CitiQuiet Interior Window has a rating of 35, a dramatic difference that will drastically enhance your interior living environment. For more information about STC ratings or our Soundproof Windows, please call (212) 874-5362 or Get Free Estimates Now – Back to Top ↑
CitiQuiet warrants that all goods sold are free of any security interest and will make available to you all transferable warranties made to CitiQuiet by the manufacturer of the goods. We make no other express or implied warranties, specifically no implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for purpose. Back to Top ↑