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... 20 Current and Future Products In the early days of airport sound insulation programs, acoustical products were hard to find, and those that were available were designed primarily for commercial applications. Over the intervening years, as sound insulation programs progressed and became more numerous, manufacturers responded to market needs and feedback from consultants and contractors with many new products.
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... 21 also should ensure that the products operate without any problem and meet all requirements specified in the construction documents. • Adequate fastening and support.
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... 22 standards if necessary. In addition, the necessity of maintenance and its effect on the longevity of the treatments should be discussed with owners.
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... 23 4.2 Doors Similar to windows, doors are a weak link in sound insulation performance. Almost all typical residential doors require replacement or modification in order to meet the sound insulation goals of a project.
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... 24 to reduce the weight of the doors and enhance the core bonding with the veneer. However, there are ongoing issues related to wood doors that require attention and corrective action.
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... 25 4.2.3 Storm Doors Storm doors can be offered in many programs and currently can provide an STC rating of up to 32. Storm doors are used for the following: • Achieving the acoustical goal, • Maintaining the warranty of the prime door, • When the owner declines replacement of an existing door, and • Environmental conditions.
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... 26 4.3 Window and Door Hardware Specifying standards for the operable components of windows and doors is a critical step in ensuring the performance and longevity of the product. Window hardware includes everything from locks and handles to balances and ventilation stops.
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... 27 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established a nationwide VOC limit for interior/exterior coatings of 250 grams per liter (g/l)
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... 28 Green product standards can range from government regulations and guidelines (e.g., the EPA Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines for recycled content in products) to industry guidelines (the Carpet and Rug Institute's Green Label program for carpets)

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