Replacement Windows and Noise Reduction
Achieving complete silence within your home might not be feasible, but soundproof windows can significantly minimize the intrusion of outside noise. In urban areas or near highways and construction zones, battling excessive noise becomes a necessity. Soundproof windows offer an effective solution.
Noise travels through the air and materials, measured by Sound Transmission Class (STC) and Outdoor/Indoor Transmission Class (OITC). Standard insulating windows typically have STC ratings around 26, with dual-pane windows providing two panes of 3mm glass. Adding more panes increases insulation, effectively reducing outside noise.
To lessen noise transfer, soundproof windows work by slowing sound waves through insulation and various materials. Effective sound reduction involves optimizing air space, employing different glass thicknesses, and adding extra panes to windows. High-quality materials, like lab-tested weatherstripping, play a crucial role in ensuring optimal window performance.
Proper installation is key to the effectiveness of soundproof windows. For expert guidance on soundproof window installation, reach out to Shield BP today!