If you’re living in a busy city or a loud neighborhood, then getting new windows can give you the peace and quiet you’ve been wanting. Today’s replacement windows are designed not only to make your home brighter and more appealing, but to also block outdoor noise.
Here’s how new windows can make your home cozier and more peaceful.
Sound Transmission Coefficient (STC)
A window’s STC rating determines how well it blocks soundwaves. Standard double-pane windows with 2.5-millimeter, single-strength glass has an STC rating of around 28 to 31. Windows with higher STC have better sound-blocking capabilities.
Energy-efficient replacement windows are better at blocking sound. The same air that carries noise also brings in air that requires heating or cooling, which can reduce energy efficiency. For instance, when you choose high-performance products for your bay window replacement that can lower energy costs, you’ll also enjoy a more quiet interior.
Modern Window Design
At Renewal by Andersen®, our replacement windows come with High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass. It has special coatings that let natural light pass through while blocking harmful ultraviolet (UV) and infrared rays. The low-emissivity (Low-E) coating protects your furnishings, decor and flooring from fading. It also helps in keeping your home cool in summer and warm in winter.
Proper installation and sealing also play major roles when it comes to acoustic control. Outdoor sound usually enters through the weatherstripping since it’s easier to penetrate than wood or glazing. It means that a high-quality weatherstripping system can prevent noise infiltration.
Turn to Renewal by Andersen of Arkansas for your window replacement project. We offer quality casement, double-hung and specialty windows installation services. All our windows and doors come with one of the strongest warranties in the industry. Call us at (479) 431-3555, or complete our contact form to request a free consultation. We cater to homeowners in Fayetteville, AR, and surrounding areas.