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Case Study - Alamo, California

Find out how Soundproof Windows helped this frustrated homeowner sell his home by
stopping the traffic noise.
Two views of the same home overlooking freeway traffic
View of dining area - no freeway visible
Photo of master bedroom - the freeway is not visible
Photo of dining area - all of the windows on the right-hand side will be soundproofed against traffic noise

The Traffic Noise was too Loud

Mr. B. in Alamo, California, was trying to sell his beautiful home, but had been unable to.

During the first 90 days of being on the market, over 80 groups came through the home.

Everyone loved the design and beauty of the home.

EVERY one of the groups commented on the noise and the serious lookers just said they could not handle the traffic noise.

No offers.

No strong lookers.

Nothing happened.

Please click on the photos below to see close ups.

A Typical Northern California Freeway

There was nothing wrong with the home other than being situated next to a noisy freeway with an estimated 67,000 commuters per day!
The noisy freeway is just outside of the dining area 67,000 commuters per day create a lot of traffic noise
A beautiful dining room, with a noisy freeway in the background. Rush hour traffic.
Freeway is visible from the rear of the house The home is located on the side of the hill
View from the back of the house. Approach to the house from freeway.

Solution to Traffic Noise

Mr. B. decided to have Soundproof Windows installed and took the house off the market because of the traffic noise. As you can see from the photos, this was quite a job not only due to the sheer number of windows, but also because of the odd shapes and locations. Soundproof Windows came in, measured, manufactured and installed 21 windows and doors in record time.
These windows are not yet soundproofed against traffic noise All windows can be soundproofed against traffic noise including these located up high
These windows were outside of the dining room and were a major source of traffic noise. Some windows were hard to reach.
Even skylights should be soundproofed to stop traffic noise Soundproofing this stained glass window will help stop the traffic noise
Even the skylights were soundproofed! This stained glass window also required soundproofing.

After Soundproofing

After installing Soundproof Windows, Mr. B's house sold in just 21 days! And not a single visitor during that time mentioned any concern about the traffic noise.

Some comments by Mr. B:

“Absolutely would not have sold it without these windows.”

“It was THE reason we sold the house.”

“The windows made ALL the difference in the world.”

“Almost everyone loved the house both times it was on the market. But the first time everyone said the traffic noise was too much for them. The second time not one person even mentioned the traffic noise. What a difference!”

Mr. B. said he normally wakes up at about 6:30 or 7:00 a.m. The first night he woke wide awake at 5:00 a.m. ...The same thing happened the next night.

He realized he was waking up early because he was completely rested and did not need more sleep. He then got mad, thinking about how, for the past 7 years, he could have had 1-1.5 hours more waking hours if he had installed Soundproof Windows sooner. “Do you realize that means I wasted 2500 to 3500 hours because of the traffic noise!!! I could have done a lot of things with all that extra time.”

He then said, “I will be calling you very soon to add your windows to the new home we just bought. Our new house is quiet, but now that I got used to not being able to even hear cars drive by, I want that extra quiet. Now I can hear the cars that do drive by – and I know now how much I like NOT being able to hear them. Give me a few weeks to settle in and we will be ordering some more windows.”

How to Stop Traffic Noise

Skylight after installing a Soundproof Window Skylights after installing Soundproof Windows
Some skylights after soundproofing against traffic noise.
Living room before installing Soundproof Windows Living room after installing Soundproof Windows
Living room window before and after soundproofing. Note that the blinds are between the old exterior window and the new interior Soundproof Window.
Home office after installing Soundproof Windows Home office, corner of sliding glass door, after installing Soundproof Windows
Installing Soundproof Windows in the home office space greatly improved the quietness of the environment, making it a relaxing place to work despite the outside traffic noise.
Home office, corner of sliding glass door, after installing Soundproof Windows Home office, bottom corner of sliding glass door, after installing Soundproof Windows
Additional home office photos after soundproofing.
Exterior mounted Soundproof Windows help stop the traffic noise Close up of exterior mounted Soundproof Window (bay window)
Soundproof Windows are installed on the exterior here on the back deck. Though not as typical as interior installation, this is just as effective in stopping traffic noise.
Close up of exterior mounted Soundproof Window (bay window) Close up of exterior mounted Soundproof Window (bay window)
Additional back deck photos after soundproofing.
Soundproof Windows can work for you to stop the traffic noise. Contact us today!