If you’re situated in a loud neighborhood, or a bustling city, then getting new replacement windows are the way to go since they can give your home some much needed peace and quiet. Fortunately, modern replacement windows are designed not only with energy efficiency and beauty in mind, but are also created to block out exterior noise.
In this blog, Renewal by Andersen® of Portland, the leading window replacement company in your area, shares how getting new windows can make your home much more peaceful and quiet.
Sound Transmission Coefficient (STC)
When you’re looking for replacement windows, make sure that you pay attention to their STC rating. The STC rating measures how well a window system blocks soundwaves. Generic double-pane windows with 2 ½-mil, single-strength glass has an STC range of around 28 to 31. Keep in mind that the higher the STC rating, the better they are at blocking exterior noise.
Energy-efficient replacement windows are excellent at blocking sound. Remember that the same air that carries noise is the same air that provides warmth and cooling, which can harm your home’s energy efficiency. For instance, picking energy-efficient casement windows that can help ramp up your monthly savings will most likely block out exterior noise.
Modern Window Design
Renewal by Andersen windows come with High-Performance™Low-E4® glass that possesses special coatings that allow natural light to pass through while blocking harmful UV and infrared light. The Low-E coating protects your home’s interior from fading. It also blocks noise and keeps your home energy-efficient all year long. It’s also worth noting that it must be properly installed since air and sound leakage can come from faulty weatherstripping installation. Using high-quality weatherstripping will reduce the amount of noise that passes through your windows.
Only trust an experienced contractor for your window replacement project like Renewal by Andersen of Portland. We also offer high-quality patio door replacement services. Give us a call at (503) 912-2668 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We work with clients in Portland, Lake Oswego, and Salem, Oregon.