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There are a lot of options you could consider depending on your budget and opinion on "cheap". There are acoustic dampening windows you could look into if you have a higher budget and don't mind replacing your window. If you're sure that the main source of noise penetration is through the window, which is to be expected, then this might be the best / most ...


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It's hard to tell exactly what the problem is, but it certainly doesn't sound right. It may be that you have a mulled window (here's a video about mulled windows), and perhaps the flanges were not nailed in or the nails missed the (rough) sill or header. I think that the place to start would be to remove the siding under (and around) the window to get a ...


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There are many films available to obscure glass -- frosted, patterned, etc. They are self adhering and can be fairly easily removed. They come in a variety of sizes and can be cut to size. Look for them in big box stores or window treatment stores. Images and links are examples only, not an endorsement of goods or sources


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Gutters would help a lot. I thought I saw water on the inside on the video. At the bottom of the window there should be 2 or more small weep slots / holes these allow the water that gets in the tray to drain out. I believe these are full of debris and probably plugged. If you open the window look outside at the bottom of the frame you should spot the weep ...


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With the "cable system", there are metal rods in the frame between windows that go the full height of the window and are tied into the frame. You connect a cable to an eye at the top of the window and run it back at an angle to the wall the window is installed in, above the window. The other end of the cable is fastened to a bolt that is securely fastened to ...


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Technically you're adding pin studs or trimmers under the header, and not kings, but yes. Insert the new trimmers before anything else and stand them vertical, then add the inner trimmers (assuming you want doubled studs for strength and trim backing). Move the trimmer pairs into position and toenail them to the header using either framing nails or ...



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