Part 1: The Basics
Most people have had some nights where a loud truck has gone racing by their window and disturbed their sleep. If it’s happened to you, you know it makes for a poor rest of the night, and an unpleasant next day. For some people though, this type of occurrence isn’t a one-time thing. Constant noise throughout the day and night, whether it’s from living in a metropolitan area, or near a train station, or anywhere else, can make your home life unnecessarily stressful. If that sounds like your situation, Renewal by Andersen of Central New Jersey has a potential solution in this two-part post about Noise Reducing Replacement Windows.
In this first part, we’ll cover the basics— what noise reducing windows are, how they work, and how they could benefit you.
What Are Noise Reducing Windows?
As the name suggests, noise-reducing windows are specifically designed to do just that— limit the amount of exterior noise that enters your home. To reduce noise, the sound waves must be broken up as they travel through the window. Your Renewal by Andersen windows will accomplish this through the use of impact-resistant glass with a PVB (laminatepolyvinyl butyral) interlayer. The interlayer, which is not the same density as the glass surrounding it, is the key to disrupting incoming sound waves and quieting your home.
How Do Noise Reducing Windows Work?
Noise-reducing windows work by achieving a high STC Rating. STC, which stands for Sound Transition Class, is rating system that was put in place as a way to measure the amount of sound that is prevented by a structure. The STC range for windows is from 18 to 38, with a single paned window rated at about a 27. Each STC point increase represents a significant percentage of noise reduction, so a rating of 34, the number assigned to the Renewal by Andersen 400 series of windows, indicates a considerable amount of sound mitigation.
Benefits of Noise Reducing Windows
There are many benefits to installing noise-reducing windows. A quieter home creates a more peaceful everyday environment, which leads to better nights’ sleep, less stressful days, and the reinvention of your home as personal sanctuary, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world.
Coming Up in Part 2
In Part 2 of our series on Noise Reducing Windows, we’ll discuss expectations management, so you can decide if noise-reducing windows are the right choice for your home.
Contact Renewal by Andersen for More Information
Renewal by Andersen of Central New Jersey can provide you with the windows that will bring you those feelings of peace and serenity you expect from your home. As a subsidiary of Andersen Windows, we have been providing people with quality windows to fit every need for generations. Our experienced design consultants will ensure that your replacement windows are exactly what you’ve been looking for to complete your home. Have any questions about how? Call us today at 1-888-826-2451 or fill out the short form on this page for a free design consultation.