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    Default Soundproof Windows, Doors, Inverters, Iron Bars - Seeking Opinions

    I'm starting on a major upgrade on my condo in Santo Domingo. I'm seeking opinions from Dee Ah Wonners on good reliable suppliers in Santo Domingo.

    1 - I will install double pane windows with the best soundproofing qualities to keep street noise out and dog noise and fragrance in.

    Opinions on the best company to replace windows.

    2 - I want to replace my front door with the best soundproofing qualities. The existing door is made of untreated pine and is a buffet for little critters.

    Opinions on a reliable company to use for purchase and installation. Opinions treated pine versus Caoba.

    3 - I have iron bars on my front window and front door and will install them on my other windows.

    Opinions on a reliable herrero to do the work. The guy who did my existing iron work is good but I want to get quotes from several people.

    4 - I'll install an inverter. Blackouts are back.

    Opinions on good and reliable places to buy an strong inverter with good guarantee on the inverter and the installation.

    5 - I'll install an air conditioner in my bedroom office.

    Opinions on a reliable company to buy an air conditioner with installation

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    not much help myself as I do not live in SD, but get an inverter type air conditioner. Look for SEER number, the higher the better, preferably over 20.

    The higher the SEER, the lower the electricity consumption, but the higher the air conditioner sticker price. Installation usually comes included with the purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celt202 View Post
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    1 - I will install double pane windows with the best soundproofing qualities to keep street noise out and dog noise and fragrance in.

    Opinions on the best company to replace windows.
    You can find suppliers in DR of European style windows, if you want very good quality and are ready to pay for it. If you want decent quality for a reasonable price I can give you the name and number of a guy who changed most of our windows over the past year. Before we used Induca, but the quality of their end product has been going down the drain. This guy uses the same materials but is more perfectionist in building the windows and installing them.

    Often however they suggest you use laminated glass for keeping the sound out. It's a little more expensive than normal double glass, I fell for it, but regret it (this was with Induca). The normal double glass does a much better job keeping sounds out than the laminated glass version. (the latter is two layers of glass sticked to each other with a thin foil layer in between. The normal double glass version has to layers of glass with a space in between. Much better. (and cheaper).

    I'll send you his details by PM.

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    I replaced my windows in the US and one of the attributes was low e value. You might find that attribute desirable here too.

    Tom

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    We have a really good inverter guy in SD - whole family uses him. His name Julio Cesar, phone # 809-875-8628.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauricio View Post
    You can find suppliers in DR of European style windows, if you want very good quality and are ready to pay for it. If you want decent quality for a reasonable price I can give you the name and number of a guy who changed most of our windows over the past year. Before we used Induca, but the quality of their end product has been going down the drain. This guy uses the same materials but is more perfectionist in building the windows and installing them.

    Often however they suggest you use laminated glass for keeping the sound out. It's a little more expensive than normal double glass, I fell for it, but regret it (this was with Induca). The normal double glass does a much better job keeping sounds out than the laminated glass version. (the latter is two layers of glass sticked to each other with a thin foil layer in between. The normal double glass version has to layers of glass with a space in between. Much better. (and cheaper).

    I'll send you his details by PM.
    I got a provisional cotizacion from Induca and that's exactly what they did. They pushed the laminated glass. I didn't commit to anything. I'll call your man.


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    "Lamination does nothing to keep the sound out.

    An inverter A/Cwith a SEERrating over 20???
    Post one please.

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    I'll third it.... Lamentation is a useless upsell when it comes to sound suppression. In the DR1 office we used two separate glazed windows with a 2" air gap. It cut down the noise from the school behind us by a massive amount. Saying that, this is often not practical unless you got the space to install two separate frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Criss Colon View Post
    "Lamination does nothing to keep the sound out.

    An inverter A/Cwith a SEERrating over 20???
    Post one please.

    CCCCCCCCCCCC
    CC: hey check out laminated windows sound on google. There are enough sites to make me believe it. See what you think after googling.

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