Replacement Windows and Noise Pollution

Replacement Windows and Noise Pollution

December 13, 2019

Replacing your old windows can improve your home’s appearance, make your interior feel more comfortable and increase your home’s energy efficiency. New windows can also help you if outside noise bothers you. In today’s article, Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee, the top replacement windows company in our area, explains how new windows can help reduce noise pollution.

How Replacement Windows Can Prevent Noise Pollution

According to experts, sound travels through the points of least resistance. In a home, the weakest link for sound transmission is through old single-pane windows. Older homes were usually constructed on quiet streets. However, most of the time these quiet streets are now busy and noisy. Single-pane windows do not do a good job of preventing noise pollution.

Fortunately, a modern replacement window does a much better job. Replacement windows have double-panes. In addition, the space between these panes is filled with an insulating gas mixture. A modern replacement double-hung window also comes standard with high-quality weatherstripping. This weather-stripping also has noise-reduction benefits because they seal air leaks where sound can travel through.

Other Benefits of Replacement Windows

In addition to reducing noise pollution, replacement windows can also greatly improve a home’s energy efficiency. They can do this by preventing drafts and air leaks and by reflecting heat. In summer, the windows reflect the sun’s heat away from the home. In winter, the windows reflect the HVAC’s heat back into the home, preventing the heat from escaping through the window.

We install a wide range of window types including picture windows, double-hung windows, sliding windows, casement windows and more. All of our replacement windows also come standard with our incredibly energy-efficient High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass and our durable Fibrex® window frames. We serve many areas, including Waukesha. Call us at (262) 522-3034 to learn more about our services and products or to get a quote.

Hear From Our Customers

I cant express how happy we are with choosing Andersen for our window installation. Our sales representative was knowledgeable with product and answered any questions we had without hesitation. I did also fill out a survey that was sent in an email, but sadly I failed to personally name the two gentlemen that performed the actual installation. Barrett and Francisco were our guys, and let me tell you, they were outstanding!!! They did Excellent work and were professional as well as efficient and made this a smooth, none evasive process for us. I strongly recommend this company and these installers to anyone in need of windows!!! My husband and I could not be more pleased we chose Andersen for replacing our windows!!!

This was a great crew to work with. Both the original install manager we worked with (Jay) and the install team (Daniel, Mason, Tony, Ethan, and Jose). Everyone was very professional and knowledgable. They answered all my questions and the end result on the house is great. In 3 days they replaced an old bay window with a new bay window, a set of french doors on the patio with a sliding patio door, and our old front door with a new front door and storm door.

Jason and Brett did an awesome job installing our doors. We had separate installers a month earlier for our windows who also did a fantastic job. They were all very professional and cleaned up almost better than the area looked before the installation! Since these were both jobs that took more than one day the installers were great at keeping us informed on the status of where the project was at along the way.

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