Many homeowners believe that living along a busy road means just learning to live with all the noise. What many don’t realize is that window replacement companies like Renewal by Andersen® Midwest can help.
Windows and Noise Transmission
The easier it is for sound to travel, the more you hear it. This is why you hear more noise when you have a window open compared to when it is closed. However, there are windows from Renewal by Andersen that are specifically designed to be noise-reducing, breaking up sound waves by incorporating a polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer with impact-resistant glass. This is possible because PVB interlayer differs in density than the impact-resistant glass.
What Are STC Ratings?
Sound Transition Class (STC) is a rating system designed to measure how good something is at keeping sound at bay. The higher the STC rating then, the better the noise-reduction capabilities of an object. In the case of windows, STC ratings range between 18 and 38, with every point value increase indicating a high level of sound reduction. Renewal by Andersen 400 series energy-efficient replacement windows have an STC rating of 34, meaning you can expect a dramatic reduction in noise when you choose them.
Will Noise-Reducing Windows Really Make a Difference?
Your home is your sanctuary and noise-reducing windows can help ensure that it indeed feels like one by providing you with peace and quiet. Regularly getting a good night’s sleep alone because you can wind down properly will make a difference in your everyday life.
Renewal by Andersen Midwest is your leading choice for quality replacement windows. To learn more about what we can do for you, simply give us a call at (866) 997-8537, or fill out our contact form. Schedule a FREE consultation with us today!