Noise is a constant problem for homeowners living on a busy street. The noise from the traffic and passersby can be disruptive and may even cause stress. Fortunately, you can lessen the noise pollution or even soundproof your home with the right windows. You can have peace and quiet all day and night with new replacement windows. In this article, trusted window contractor Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod explains how.
If you’re having trouble sleeping at night or working at home during the day because of the disruptive noise outside, consider getting new efficient windows. Your window’s glass value and installation can give you the peace you’re missing.
Laminated Glass Window
Old and standard windows are often single-layered and made of ordinary glass. To lessen the noise, consider upgrading to laminated windows. You can see a visible interlayer of glass on laminated windows. The noise can be filtered and lowered significantly, especially with double-glazed glass. These windows are durable and even protect the interior of your home against UV rays which can fade furnishings and carpets. In addition, laminated windows are great break-in protectors. It’s hard for laminated glass to break, it needs a lot of strength and time.
If you’re looking for other alternatives, find a window with a high STC rating. Windows are rated with a sound transmission coefficient or STC. This measures how a window can block sound waves. The higher the number, the better the window can block the noise.
It’s always important to make sure that your windows are installed properly. The quality and effectiveness of your windows can be affected by their installation. If your window installation is faulty, the insulation and noise infiltration of your windows can be compromised. Hire a reliable professional that can recommend and install suitable windows for your home.
Do you need a contractor to trust with your window installation? Renewal by Andersen®of Cape Cod is the window company you’re looking for. Call us at (508) 205-1200 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We proudly serve clients in Cape Cod.