All About Noise-Reducing WindowsJune 24, 2015
There are times when the sweet sounds of nature wafting into your home are a very welcome and beautiful thing. However, unless you’re actually living an idyllic life in America’s beautiful rural areas, chances are, all you manage to hear are sounds of the neighbor’s lawnmower whirring away in the afternoon, kids playing in the backyard, or dogs barking loudly.
Aren’t there moments when you just want peace and quiet? That’s where Renewal by Andersen® of Eastern NY’s noise-reducing replacement windows in Schenectady, NY, can come in handy.
What’s a Noise-Reducing Window?
Most other windows allow noise into a home rather easily because the pliable glass vibrates when struck by sound waves. Renewal by Andersen windows, however, feature a durable, impact-resistant glass with a PVB interlayer that break up the waves upon impact so noise can’t enter. The difference in density between the two layers prevents sound from coming through to your home.
How Efficient is It?
When it comes to noise-reduction, a key indicator to look for is the Sound Transition Class Rating. It’s a range that measures how effective a product is at mitigating sound. Generally speaking, the higher this STC rating is, the better an item is at noise reduction. When it comes to windows, specifically, that range runs from 18 to 38. Many of our replacement windows in Albany, NY, have an STC rating of 34! That means that our units can significantly diminish sound—a quality you will readily appreciate especially if you live in a busy neighborhood.
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