Replacement Windows and Noise PollutionDecember 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.