All Renewal by Andersen® windows come with High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass that dramatically minimizes the level of noise coming into your home. With this innovative feature, you do not have to worry about losing sleep over your neighbor’s chugging lawnmower, kids yelling in the backyard or dogs barking outside.
Read on to learn more about how our noise-reducing windows work.
What Are Noise-Reducing Windows?
Noise-reducing windows are specifically designed to prevent excessive exterior noise from entering your home through your windows. Noise reduction happens when the transfer of sound waves is slowed down by the window. As sound waves travel through different materials, the waves can be absorbed, minimized or reflected. Renewal by Andersen windows accomplish this by combining impact-resistant glass with a PVB interlayer. Because the density of the interlayer is different from the density of the glass, it interferes with the sound waves, ultimately making the unit quieter.
How Do You Know Noise-Reducing Windows Work?
Sound Transmission Class or STC is generally used to measure how much sound is prevented by windows and doors. The higher the STC rating of a window unit, the higher level of noise mitigation it offers. For windows, the range goes from 18 to 38, and each increase in value is suggestive of a greater percentage of noise reduction. Our 400 Windows Series, which provides a classic blend of engineering and craftsmanship, has received an STC rating of 34. This means the amount of noise that can get through your Renewal by Andersen windows is remarkably reduced.
Renewal by Andersen of Atlanta installs High-Performance Low-E4 windows. Our home improvement team aims to provide the comfort and energy efficiency that you and your family deserve. Call us at (404) 491-0124 or fill out our online form to schedule a no-obligation consultation. We serve residents of Atlanta and surrounding areas in Georgia.