Living in an urban environment has its advantages, including close proximity to retail stores and restaurants. It also has its drawbacks, however, particularly when it comes to noise. From loud traffic to noisy neighbors, it can be hard to keep everything peaceful while indoors. As it turns out, investing in replacement windows is seen as a viable way to ensure peace and quiet in your home. Trusted window replacement contractor Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta explains more.
About the Sound Transmission Class
Experts use an integer rating system called the sound transmission class (STC) to determine how well a wall, ceiling, floor, window or any similar building component reduces sound levels. Ranging from 18 to 38, it measures the material’s ability to stop noise at 18 different frequencies, all of which are measured in decibels.
STC ratings in windows vary depending on the thickness of the glass and the airtightness of the units. For instance, single-pane windows have an average STC rating ranging from 26 to 28. Double-pane windows, meanwhile, provide a rating of about 28 to 32. Better sound control—and noise reduction—can be achieved in windows with a higher STC rating.
Our Replacement Windows
Our high-quality replacement windows can provide you a host of benefits, including enhanced curb appeal, improved thermal comfort, and significant energy savings. However, there’s another advantage that these products possess, and that is their ability to soundproof indoor living spaces.
The High-Performance™ Low-E4 glass that comes standard on all windows crafted by Renewal by Andersen is highly effective in reducing the level of noise entering your home. The impact-resistant glass is paired with a polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer. This component breaks up sound waves trying to penetrate indoors thanks to its density that differs from that of the actual glass itself.
To learn more about our noise-reducing windows, get in touch with Renewal by Andersen of Atlanta. We are the leading window replacement contractor in the local area. Give us a call at (404) 947-5300 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve homeowners in Atlanta and the surrounding communities.