The constant infiltration of noise in your home can disrupt its atmosphere. While you crave a quiet space where you can unwind from today and reboot for tomorrow—noise intrusion can become an unwelcome hindrance.
The sounds of aircraft, heavy equipment, street noise, and even barking dogs are a nuisance, and even irritating. How can you keep the unwanted noise out so you can enjoy a refreshing atmosphere inside your home? Enter Noise Reduction Glass on your energy-efficient replacement windows.
What Is Noise Reduction Glass?
To get the peace and quiet you need inside your home, invest in windows that will not only protect your home from the elements and look fabulous, but also keep the sounds of your neighborhood outside—where they belong.
Noise Reduction Glass (NRG) is a replacement window glass option that reduces noise intrusion in your home and gives you optimal energy performance as well. If your single-pane windows are allowing too much sound to invade your home, you’ll be thrilled at the difference Noise Reduction Glass can make in your interior’s atmosphere. Are your current window frames made of wood? You’ll be amazed at the impact Noise Reduction Glass will make.
How Does Noise Reduction Glass Work?
- Designed to break up sound waves
- Reduces the vibrations that can enter your home
- Uses multiple layers of glass
- Incorporates air spaces between each layer of glass
- Features varying thickness of the glass
- Glass can be laminated to further reduce sound wave vibrations
- Note: Older windows lack these qualities, making outside noise resound inside your home.
Why Do I Need Noise Reduction Glass for My Home?
To get the most out of every day, and a good night’s sleep each evening, you need peace and quiet in your home. Sound Reduction Glass in your replacement windows provides the protection you need.
How Does Sound Get into My Home?
Noise can be distracting to your home’s peace. It comes uninvited, and downgrades the refuge of your home. How does sound get into your home? Primarily through and around your windows and doors.
In the past, laminated glass was the typical approach to dampen sound from entering a home, but today an innovative approach to peace and quiet includes Sound Reduction Glass in your replacement windows. It’s a fraction of the cost of laminated glass windows, and Sound Reduction Glass—properly installed by a reputable company—will bolster your home’s defense against outside noise.
Why Is the STC Rating and Air Infiltration Important for My Home?
Sound Transmission Class (STC) is the main rating system that compares how well windows block sound from getting inside your home. The higher the rating, the less noise you will hear.
The STC rating for the walls of your home is just as important as your window’s STC rating. Two-by-four walls that are insulated deliver about a 36 STC rating. Dual-pane replacement windows with Noise Reduction Glass feature a STC rating of 33—which gives you sound reduction almost as good as a thick, insulated wall!
Decreasing Noise Intrusion
Upgrading your home’s windows provides increased protection from outside noise. Choose from popular dual-pane windows or dual-pane with Noise Reduction Glass for even more protection from outdoor sounds. Here is how the amount of sound that’s able to enter your home varies based on the type of replacement window you choose.
- Single-pane single hung windows have a STC rating of 20.
- Dual-pane windows deliver noise protection with a STC rating of 28.
- Dual-pane windows with Noise Reduction Glass feature a STC rating of 33.
Does Noise Reduction Glass Impact Energy Efficiency?
When you invest in Noise Reduction Glass, it isn’t at the expense of energy efficiency. In fact, Sunrise Windows are ENERGY STAR® qualified. Their triple weather-stripping seal gives you 50% more weather-stripping than other windows, and increases your home’s protection from severe weather. You will save on your utilities bills regularly as a result of energy-saving replacement windows.
You get the best of both worlds when you invest in Noise Reduction Glass in your replacement windows. You can enjoy energy savings every month, and relish the peace and quiet in your home.
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Trusted Window Installation by Our Experienced Team
Gaps, leaks, and cracks around windows can let sound into your home, decreasing the effectiveness of Noise Reduction Glass. Choosing a reputable window installer is vital to the success of your “quest for quiet” inside your home.
In addition to the unique design of the noise-reducing window glass, the quality of your new window installation also impacts the effectiveness of Noise Reduction Glass. Proper installation will ensure there are no air gaps or leaks to give you the best sound-reducing benefits to enjoy.
At Kelly Window and Door, we install Sunrise Windows, and you’ll be thrilled to know that all Sunrise Window styles are available with Noise Reduction Glass for your peace and quiet.
Schedule a free consultation with our friendly team today. You decide if you want to visit our showroom, or have us come to your home for the consultation. We’ll talk about your needs, and guide you toward the best custom windows for your situation. Sit back and relax as we install your windows with precision, and relish the retreat of your home.
Contact us to take the next step toward transforming your home with gorgeous replacement windows.