Soundproof Windows for Houses
Houses are at a disadvantage when it comes to external noise because, unlike townhouses and apartments, all sides are exposed. Being at street-level means the traffic noise has just a short distance to travel before it enters the home. Some people are particularly annoyed by the transition from a quiet street to one with a rumbling truck passing through. And even if there’s available space, fencing and landscaping can accomplish only so much against noise. In addition, if there is space for landscaping it’s likely neighbors have landscaping space too, which means the sounds of leaf blowers (70-75 dB at 50 feet(1).) are already permeating your neighborhood.
To notice a reduction in noise levels, a soundproofing effort needs to a result in a 5-decibel improvement. While such a decrease is noticeable, it often isn’t satisfactory. Not until there’s a 10-decibel improvement is the improvement sufficient considered beneficial. For reference, closing the windows in a room produces a 10-decibel improvement(3).
The Right Choice for Houses
Other than obvious holes in walls and cracks in framing, doors and windows are the top offenders when it comes to allowing noise to enter a home(2). Cityproof’s soundproofing solution can be applied to all of the windows in your house without changing the exterior appearance and with practically invisible changes to the interior.
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