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Climate Seal™ Acoustic Series Window Insert

Acoustic Window Inserts in Historic Building

Features:

  • Exterior grade PVC extrusion with impact resistance and U.V. stabilization for durability and strength.
  • 3/4″ Wide × 1″ Deep frame. Acoustic Series can receive up to 1/4″ thick glazing.
  • Mitered Corners (except extreme out-of-square applications) to ensure maximum performance and sound abatement.
  • High performance “closed cell” acoustical weather strip foam to further dampen sound vibrations between the primary window frame and the Climate Seal™ steel attachment angle.
  • Half the weight of glass competitors, which can make removal very dangerous with their system.

Product Testing & Information


Born from our original Climate Seal™ Thermal Series, the Climate Seal™ Acoustic Series window insert specifically focuses on sound abatement across all frequency levels with exceptional performance while maintaining its discreet look and superior thermal properties. While the Climate Seal™ Thermal Series abates sound by up to 60% from pre-existing levels, the Acoustic Series boasts up to 80% sound reduction with an STC rating as high as 49, which rivals or exceeds the performance of many other competitive products and does so at a significantly reduced cost and aesthetic impact.

The Climate Seal™ Acoustic Series model is an ideal choice for many residential, commercial and historical applications. Whether you live on a busy street, airplane flight path or wish to maintain the comfort level of your hotel guests, the Climate Seal™ Acoustic Series window insert will perform extremely well, regardless of the application. Other acoustical window products have you call for a secondary and permanent window layer, which we feel is excessive, bulky and unattractive without an appreciable improvement above and beyond our Climate Seal™ Acoustic Series system. The Climate Seal™ Acoustic Series window insert is easily removed in seconds for access to the primary window for cleaning or maintenance and is just as easily re-applied to protect you from irritating and excessive decibel levels.

Below is a comprehensive breakdown of our performance ratings and results. We’ve also included a “before & after” scenario on (3) different primary window applications to illustrate how effective the Climate Seal™ Acoustic Series can be when applied over your primary window. And, just like all of our other Climate Seal™ family of products, the Acoustic Series is fully customizable. Custom paint colors and glazing options, wood veneers as well as custom shapes and sizes are all available to ensure performance and aesthetics are not compromised.

Climate Seal Sound Rating – STC
Window Assembly STC* Test
Double Hung Window
Double Hung Window 24
Double Hung Window w/Climate Seal Insert 37 ASTM E90
Triple Casement Window
Triple Casement Window 27
Triple Casement Window w/Climate Seal Insert 44 ASTM E90
Fixed Window
Store Front/Hotel Fixed Window 33 ASTM E90
Store Front/Hotel Fixed Window
w/Climate Seal Insert 2.5″ AS
38 ASTM E90
Store Front/Hotel Fixed Window
w/Climate Seal Insert 4.5″ AS
46 ASTM E90
Store Front/Hotel Fixed Window
w/Climate Seal Insert 6.5″ AS
51 ASTM E90
*STC (Sound Transmission Class) – a rating to represent how well a building partition attenuates airborn sound. The higher the STC number, the greater amount of sound that is lost. This rating targets a noise spectrum surrounding speech levels.

Climate Seal Window Insert

Climate Seal Window Insert

Climate Seal Molding Profile

Molding Profile

Climate Seal Insert in Office

Climate Seal™ Acoustic Series window insert applied over aluminum curtain wall construction.
Houston, TX Balance America Office Suites

Climate Seal in Store Front Door

Climate Seal™ Acoustic Series window insert applied over existing storefront glass for maximum sound protection from street traffic
Ipswich, MA

Climate Seal in Residential Triple Wide Double Hung Window

Climate Seal™ Acoustic Series window insert for a residential triple wide double-hung application.
Charlotte, NC

Climate Seal over Historic Wooden Windows

Climate Seal™ Acoustic Series window insert applied over historic wooden windows.
Ocean Springs, MS
Mary O’Keefe Cultural Center

Climate Seal is Easily Removed

Superior
Climate Seal™ Acoustic Series
window insert. Easily removed for cleaning of the primary window while retaining exceptional performance.

Climate Seal is Superior to Permanent Acoustic Windows

Inferior
X-brand permanent acoustic window. 3X thicker aluminum fixed window eliminated the ability to access the primary window when needed. Performance not equivalent to Climate Seal™ Acoustic Series window insert.

Climate Seal Insert Installed Inside of Window Jamb

In-Jamb Mounting
WINDOWS INSTALLED (shown above) – In-Jamb mounting style where the Climate Seal™ window sits inside of the window jamb itself, much closer to the existing window.

Climate Seal Window Insert Mounted on the Surface of Existing Window Frame

 

Climate Seal Insert Surface Mounted

Surface Mounting
FRAME ONLY (shown above) – Surface mount style installation where the Climate Seal™ window is mounted on the surface of the existing window frame. This mounting style is preferred because of the increased amount of airspace, which allows for maximum sound reduction between the existing window and the Climate Seal™ window insert.