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In order to achieve the sound level reduction requirements brought forth by the FAA, typical treatments provided by the Program may include the retrofit of exterior doors and windows, installation of a ventilation system, and possible other miscellaneous treatments. Treatments and products may vary.

Windows

Historic

Typical historic windows include wood or historic aluminum products. The Program may be required to maintain all existing muntin (grille) patterns, should your existing windows have them. The windows are retrofit; and due to the thickness and weight of the glass, window frames and muntins will be thicker/wider, resulting in a noticeable loss of light.

Non-Historic

Non-historic windows will be aluminum or vinyl products. Homes with existing aluminum or steel windows are eligible for aluminum windows. All other windows will be replaced with a vinyl product. The windows are retrofit; and due to the thickness and weight of the glass, the window frames will be thicker/wider, resulting in a noticeable loss of light.

Doors

The Program offers a variety of wood and steel entry doors as well as aluminum and vinyl sliding doors. The Design Team will recommend specific door selections in order to maintain the architectural consistency of your home and to best achieve the required interior noise level reduction.

Ventilation

During the Assessment appointment, the Design Team will evaluate your existing ventilation system. In most cases, the Design Team must design a new ventilation system in order to property ventilate your home. The type and size of the ventilation will vary depending upon the size of your home and land use. In most cases, single family homes and condos receive a central heating and air conditioning system and multi-family apartment buildings receive a fresh air ventilator. The location of the system, corresponding ductwork, and possible soffiting and dropped ceilings will be reviewed with you during the Design Review appointment.

Miscellaneous

Mail slots

Typically found in older homes, mail slots can be a noticeable source of noise entering your home. Typical treatments include sealing the mail slot and providing an exterior mounted mailbox or installing a wall mounted baffle to maintain the architectural look from the exterior.

Fireplaces

Fireplaces can also be a source of noise intrusion. The Program will assess the condition and operation of your fireplace(s) and may provide a chimney cap and damper or a fireplace door on each operational fireplace in your home.

Insulation

During the Assessment appointment, the Design Team will assess your existing insulation; if it does not meet specific acoustical standards and if there is sufficient space to remove and reinstall insulation, the Program may provide insulation.

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