If you own a home on a busy street, you know all too well how noise can be an intrusion on your home life. And if you manage a multi-unit residential property or HOA, you can add the time and hassle that is involved in fielding noise complaints from tenants.
It stands to reason, though, with so many people living in such close quarters that complaints of noise can arise. But you can do your part to shield your home or building from outside noise – at least a little bit – by installing new replacement windows.
Due to their quality construction and seals, newly engineered windows can block more noise from the outside, resulting in a quieter, more peaceful interior living experience. Partnering with an exterior maintenance contractor skilled in installing replacement windows and doors is key.
3 Ways New Windows Can Block Noise
New windows won’t block 100 percent of noise originating from the outside, but they can block a significant amount of it. Noise reducing windows essentially transfer sound waves, which can make them sound quieter. As sound waves make their way through various materials, the waves are absorbed, minimized or reflected.
1. Quality Materials
When it comes to minimizing sound coming through windows, it is important to optimize the air space. You can do this by increasing the thicknesses of the glass or by adding more panes of glass. To ensure as much sound proofing as possible, the use of high-quality materials, such as weatherstripping, is critical.
2. Trained Installation
Proper installation can ensure your new windows have airtight seals that will contribute to the reduction of noise. You can use the highest quality windows and materials in the world, but if they’re not installed properly by a professional, it won’t matter much. That’s why hiring a contractor skilled in window replacement is so important, particularly if the project is larger in scale, such as replacing windows in an apartment or condominium complex.
3. Glass Options
Choosing the right glass makes a big difference too. The most popular option is to upgrade from single-pane windows to dual-pane or triple-pane windows. Windows made of triple pane glass can minimize noise pollution within your home, condo or apartment units in the most efficient way. You could also go with a mixed millimeter glass design, as you can increase the dampening of different sounds at different frequencies when you pair various glass thicknesses.
Whatever window type you decide on, reducing the amount of noise infiltrating you property can significantly increase the comfort level for the people living inside. And multi-unit managers will hear fewer noise complaints, too, which will make your life easier. And of course, noise blocking isn’t the only benefit of new windows. You’ll also increase your energy efficiency, which will save you money on energy bills. It’s a win-win!
Contact Allstar Construction and Maintenance for Window Replacement
Your trusted team at Allstar specializes in installing new windows and doors for a more peaceful living experience. We also handle sealant crack repair, weather stripping, track lubrication and repairs resulting from wood rot. To get a free quote, contact us at (763) 297-5100 today.