San Antonio homeowners and residents know how noisy it is to live in a big city. Always being able to hear street noise, airplanes, and sirens inside their homes day in and day out. This can get frustrating and interruption to sleep and daily life.
If your home is particularly noisy, there could be several reasons for this. Sound transmits into the home through gaps in siding, poorly insulated walls, chimneys, soffits, attic, and dryer vents.
However, one of the biggest contributors to sound making its way into the home are old, leaky windows. Gaps in the window frame or leaks in the window seals are often a major cause of sound transmission. But that’s not the only way noise can get into your home through a window!
Unwanted sound is able to make its way through old windows because of the quality of the glass. Most older homes do not have double pane windows and often the glass is not coated, which not only allows for sound transmission, but also energy loss.
There are 3 things to consider if you want noise reducing windows:
Another thing to note here is that not all “sound-proof” or noise reducing windows are also energy efficient. Ask the contractor for details on energy efficiency and sound barrier when looking for replacement windows. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions about noise reducing and energy efficient windows!
If you know it's time to replace your old, leaky, noisy windows, schedule a free consultation today!
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