If you live in a bustling neighborhood, then chances are that you get woken up very early in the morning due to the noise of cars and the general atmosphere around you. In that case, then getting new replacement windows will help you tremendously get that much needed peace and quiet. Thankfully, replacement windows aren’t only energy-efficient and beautiful, but they can also block out outdoor noise.
Here’s how new windows can make your home a peaceful and quiet place.
Sound Transmission Coefficient (STC)
If you’re looking for replacement windows, make sure that you take note of their STC ratings. The STC rating measures how well a window blocks exterior noises. A generic double-pane window with 2.5-mil, single-strength glass has an STC range of around 28 to 31. The higher the STC number is, the better they are at blocking out exterior noise.
It’s almost a given that energy-efficient windows are great at blocking out sound. This is because the same air that carries noise is the same air that provides cool and warm air. Both of which can affect your home’s energy efficiency. Your window company would tell you that installing energy-efficient replacement windows can help you save on your monthly energy bills as well as making your home feel and sound peaceful.
Great Window Designs
Andersen® windows come with High-Performance™Low-E4® that feature special coatings that let light pass through while blocking ultraviolet (UV) and infrared rays. The Low-E coating protects your home’s interior from damage and blocks noise from entering while keeping your home energy-efficient all year long. However, it should be installed properly since air and sound leakage can occur from faulty weatherstripping installation.
When in need of exceptional and energy-efficient replacement windows for your home, the name to call is always Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri. We proudly serve Springfield, MO, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (417) 268-9301, or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.