Townhouse Window Soundproofing
Being at ground level, townhouses are susceptible to traffic noise particularly when there’s a spike in noise as a street goes from a steady stream of cars to one with honking taxis and diesel trucks passing through. Compared to free-standing homes, townhouses are at an advantage in that not all sides are externally exposed. This means fewer windows and doors which, after poor construction, are the top sources of sound infiltration(1).
Neighbor noise can also be quite annoying especially since neighbors are likely to take on tasks like landscaping on the weekend which is exactly when most people are looking to relax. For example, 50 feet from a leaf blower the noise level can be 70-75 dB(2). That distance could easily reach in past your window from either side of your home and even from across the street.
Not all noise reduction attempts will be worth the effort. While noticeable, any reduction in noise that is 5 dB or less will be insignificant to be considered beneficial. Instead, a target of at least a 10 dB improvement will “feel” as if the noise levels have been cut by 50%. That change is similar to what you’d experience closing the windows in room(3).
The Smart Choice for Townhouses
Cityproof can help you soundproof your street-facing windows without having to replace your existing windows or changing the external appearance. Even the changes on the inside are practically invisible. With Cityproof’s high-quality materials and professional installation, you’ll enjoy substantial decreases in noise, dirt infiltration, and drafts.
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