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Noise Reduction and Custom Windows

Living near highways or in urban areas often means dealing with the persistent problem of noise pollution, which can adversely affect your well-being. The solution lies in high-end custom windows specifically designed for noise reduction. In this discussion, we’ll explore the world of noise pollution and the intricate mechanisms within custom windows that combat it.

Sound travels through two primary mediums: air and materials. Noise reduction is measured using Sound Transmission Class (STC) and Outdoor/Indoor Transmission Class (OITC). Standard insulating windows typically have an STC rating of 26, featuring two panes of 3mm glass. Additional panes in windows create more layers of insulation, slowing down sound waves and reducing outside noise.

The number of panes affects how sound waves travel through the window. The slower the waves, the less noise penetrates. Varied materials and air space optimization also contribute to sound absorption, reflection, and minimization. The careful selection of these features is crucial for the window’s noise reduction performance.

Proper installation is another critical factor in noise reduction. It ensures airtight seals and prevents noise from seeping through. From choosing window attributes to providing precise installation, high-quality windows can significantly diminish noise pollution and bring tranquility to your home.

For custom replacement windows offering relief from the outside world, turn to Shield Building Products. Our Miami Dade County approved impact windows and doors come with customizable options to help reduce noise. Contact Shield BPtoday!