We are faced with different sounds every day. We hear sounds even if we are inside our homes. These sounds can either be good or annoying. We try to avoid the latter—that is, noise—as much as we can, even when indoors.
How to Block Noise
One quick and easy solution to blocking noise is closing your windows. However, this alone does not solve the problem entirely. Below are some of the factors that affect your window’s ability to block noise.
- Poor installation – Improper installation of Kansas windows can lead to gaps where noise can enter.
- Glass thickness and air space – A thick window is not enough to block out noise. You should consider thick glass with bigger air space for greater noise resistance.
- Gas between the panes – Gases that are denser than air can block more noise.
Choose Double-Pane Windows
Double-pane windows have a higher resistance to noise than single panes. Sound Transmission Class (STC) ratings measure how much sound is blocked by an object. According to Soundproof Windows, Inc., the STC rating of double-pane windows is between 26 and 32, whereas that of single-pane units is between 26 and 28. When looking at the STC scale, the higher the rating, the greater the ability to resist noise.
Other Factors That Reduce Noise Pollution
You can add curtains to your double-pane window to lessen the noise coming in. For best results, go with heavy and layered curtains rather than those made of cotton and linen. Also check if your windows are tightly sealed when closed.
Avoid Noise Pollution: Install the Right Window
When you want to avoid excessive outdoor noise, consider installing double-pane windows because they offer better noise resistance than single-pane window. Also make sure to check for any gaps in the window frame.
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