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By Fenster 20 March 2021

Soundproofing Solutions: How to Choose Windows for a Quieter Home

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Soundproofing Solutions: How to Choose Windows for a Quieter Home

Noise is a problem that plagues many of today’s homeowners. Whether it comes from the street outside or simply from next-door neighbours, noise can be a major annoyance and cause stress and anxiety. So you will want to know how to soundproof a room.

One way to reduce the amount of sound that comes into your home is to choose the right windows. Windows can be a big culprit when it comes to letting noise in, but with the right materials and design, they can also do a great job of soundproofing your home.

Choose double- or triple-paned windows

One of the best ways to reduce noise from outside is to choose soundproof windows that have multiple panes of glass. Double- and triple-paned windows are much better at blocking out sound than single-paned windows, so they’re a great choice if you live on a busy street or in a noisy neighbourhood.

In addition to multiple panes of glass, another way to reduce noise from outside is to choose windows that have sound-absorbing materials between the panes. These materials help to dampen sound and make it less likely to enter your home.

High-Quality Rated Windows

There are several ways to rate a window for how it transfers sound and energy. For example, a U-factor is a measure of how well a window blocks heat transfer. While you might not think of it as a way to reduce noise, the fact is that windows with a low U-factor are also better at blocking noise. That’s because they have a tighter seal, which helps to keep sound out.

The STC (sound transmission class) rating is another measure of how well a window blocks sound. The higher the STC rating, the better the window is at reducing noise.

There’s also acoustic ratings, which are similar to STC ratings, but they specifically measure how well a window blocks low-frequency noise, such as the kind coming from a nearby motorway or airport. If you’re looking for windows to reduce noise from these sources, look for ones with a high acoustic rating.

Get the Right Window Dressings

Laminated glass is a type of glass that has a layer of plastic between two layers of glass. This helps to reduce noise by absorbing sound vibrations.

Another way to reduce noise from outside is to choose windows that have a built-in blind. This can help to block out some of the noise by absorbing sound vibrations.

Some windows come with a special coating that helps to reduce noise. This type of coating is typically applied to the outside of the window and works by reflecting sound waves away from the window.

Choose Windows with a Noise-Canceling Feature

Some windows come with a noise-canceling feature that helps to reduce noise from outside. This type of window has two panes of glass with a layer of plastic in between. The plastic is specially designed to cancel out sound waves, which helps to reduce the amount of noise that enters your home.

Soundproofing: Choose Windows for a Quieter Home

If you’re looking for the best possible way to reduce noise from outside, consider windows with a soundproofing seal. This type of window has a special seal that helps to block out sound. The seal is typically made of silicone or another type of rubber, and it’s designed to fit snugly around the window.

Noise from the street can be a big problem, but with the right windows, you can reduce the amount of noise that enters your home. By choosing windows with multiple panes of glass, sound-absorbing materials, and a tight seal, you can help to keep noise out and make your home more peaceful.

If you live on a busy street or in a noisy neighbourhood, double glazed windows are the best choice for reducing noise. Look for windows with sound-absorbing materials between the panes to further reduce noise. Windows with a low U-factor are also good at blocking noise because they have a tighter seal.

What Next?

If you are looking for a top-quality window that will help soundproof your home, then we have a wide range of soundproof windows. Get in touch today to see how we can help soundproof your home and each room in it.

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