A long day at work will probably leave you craving for some peace and quiet. While your home serves as your personal sanctuary, noise pollution can be a concern, especially if you’re living in a busy neighborhood or a big city. Fortunately, installing new windows can help in blocking outdoor noise.
Noise-Reducing Windows From Your Trusted Brand
Most windows today are designed to limit excessive noise transmission from the outside. They serve as a barrier that breaks up the sound waves, effectively reducing the noise that enters your home. This means you will no longer be disturbed by the sound of car horns, lawnmowers or barking dogs.
For example, Renewal by Andersen® windows, in particular, feature High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass. This type of glass is engineered to reduce not just the amount of heat, but also the amount of noise that penetrates your home. Not only that – Renewal by Andersen’s 400 window series has earned a sound transmission class (STC) rating of 34. The STC system measures how much sound a particular item can prevent. STC ratings range from 1 to 38, with a higher score indicating better noise reduction properties.
Other Ways to Reduce External Noise
Aside from installing new Renewal by Andersen windows, here are other things you can do to maintain a quiet home:
- Check the seals and weatherstripping of your interior doors.
- Install sound-blocking doors if possible.
- Invest in sound-absorbing materials, such as padded carpets and thick curtains.
- Repair squeaky floors and noisy pipes.
You can count on Renewal by Andersen of San Diego to install stylish sliding, double-hung and casement windows that reduce noise transmission. To learn more about our products, schedule a FREE consultation by calling us at (858) 877-5172 or by filling out our contact form. We serve homeowners in San Diego, CA, and the surrounding areas.