When you get whole-home window replacement from Renewal by Andersen®, you will immediately enjoy a number of benefits. The boost your new windows will give to your home’s curb appeal is likely to be considerable. You will also feel the effects of your new Fibrex® windows in terms of indoor comfort because they effectively prevent air leaks. Most of all, your new windows will help you save money on your next energy bills. Our windows are known for their high energy efficiency because of solid construction and ENERGY STAR®-rated components, including Low-E4® glass.
However, most homeowners do not realize another benefit of installing windows manufactured by Renewal by Andersen until the window installation project is completed. And that benefit is soundproofing.
How Renewal by Andersen® Windows Reduce Noise
Andersen® High-Performance™ Low-E4 glass comes standard on all the windows manufactured by Renewal by Andersen. This type of glass is highly effective in significantly reducing the level of noise that enters your home. Fibrex, Renewal by Andersen’s proprietary framing material, is just as effective as wood in reducing sound penetration as well.
But What Are Noise-Reducing Windows?
Old windows act as a gateway for air and moisture to leak out or into your home. However, effective energy-efficient windows with sound-reducing properties, like Renewal by Andersen replacement windows, act as a barrier that allows light in, but keeps everything else out, including moisture, air and noise. With the impact-resistant glass and polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer combination in our windows, sound waves are broken up. The interlayer prevents most sound waves from entering because of its density, which differs from the density of the glass.
Does It Work?
Renewal by Andersen’s 400 window series has an Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating of 34. STC has a rating system for measuring how effective something is at preventing sound penetration. The higher the STC rating, the better the item’s capacity for preventing noise. For windows, the STC rating range goes from 18 to 38, with 38 being the most sound resistant. A rating of 34 means our windows work hard in preventing sound penetration.
Would you like to learn more about our noise-reducing windows? Get in touch with Renewal by Andersen of Northwest Ohio. Call us at (419) 931-6970, or contact us here. We’re ready to help you in Findlay, OH.