After a tough week at the office, there is nothing more soothing than flopping into your bed and getting a good night’s sleep. Then the unthinkable happens. Your neighbor decides to mow his lawn at an ungodly hour the next morning, waking you up abruptly and disrupting your peaceful slumber. The horror!
Sound familiar? Every week, the same scenario, or one similar, is played out in homes across America. But there is nothing you can do, right? Wrong. Upgrading your windows could be just the solution you are looking for.
The average dual-pane window blocks less sound than the average exterior wall. Fortunately, there are new windows on the market designed to repel sound like never before.
Reducing Noise Pollution with Replacement Windows from JELD-WEN
The market for sound control products is not only growing amongst Americans seeking a good night’s sleep, but also the construction industry for use in structures around airports, highways, trains and more. However, before you jump at the opportunity to upgrade your windows, it is important to know a thing or two about the acoustic properties of windows, such as the rating systems used to gauge performance. There are two main rating systems used to communicate how well products block sound: Sound Transmission Class (STC) and Outdoor/Indoor Transmission Class (OITC). The higher the STC the better.
- A typical 2×4 wall with insulation has an STC rating of around 36.
- Single-pane windows have an STC rating between 18 and 20.
- Newer dual-pane windows with standard glass fall have an STC around 25-27.
For comprehensive sound control information about JELD-WEN products, download Technical Acoustic Documents.
Architectural Window Supply, Your Baltimore, Maryland JELD-WEN Dealer
Architectural Window Supply is an official dealer for such leading brand names of upscale windows as Norwood, Belisle, and, of course Jeld-Wen. This relationship with our dealers makes it easy for us to get the model and make that you want.
If you have any further questions about our blog, “Reducing Noise Pollution with Replacement Windows from JELD-WEN,” or if you wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact Architectural Window Supply by calling 410-266-5254 or visit our website! Our sales staff is both factory-trained and capable of offering you unparalleled insight and advice on your replacement window selection.