Outdoor noise and ambient indoor sounds can affect how you spend your time inside your home as well as the quality of your sleep. That’s why it’s important to ensure your home is a quiet and relaxing place for you and your family.
Here are a few tips on how you can reduce noise inside your home.
Install Noise-Reducing Windows
Renewal by Andersen® windows come standard with the High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, which is specially designed to reduce the level of sound that penetrates a home. The 400 window series specifically has a Sound Transition Class (STC) rating of 34, which assures you that the windows can significantly diminish the amount of sound that gets through your windows.
STC is a rating system that measures the amount of sound prevented by something. A higher number indicates better noise prevention and, for windows, the range typically goes from 18 to 38.
External noise usually doesn’t come through a door, but around it. That’s why you should consider weatherstripping your door or soundproofing the door jambs to create a seal. You can use an adhesive-backed, high-density foam tape or rubber bulb weatherstripping gaskets for this.
Opt for Quieter Appliances
Noise coming from your appliances can be negligible from time to time. However, if your appliances are located close to living spaces or bedrooms, you will appreciate if they run quietly. Manufacturers now offer appliances designed to operate without noise. If you have some appliances at home that are due for replacement, consider purchasing quiet appliance models.
Renewal by Andersen of San Diego is a dependable window contractor that will ensure your requirements are met. Call us at (858) 935-8451, or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation. We serve homeowners in San Diego, CA, and nearby areas.