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Preserving History of Historical Buildings & Windows

This article was featured on www.ccr-mag.com (http://www.ccr-mag.com/preserving-history-of-historical-buildings-windows/) Unique “soundproof” windows dramatically reduce outside noise and increase energy efficiency with a hands-off approach to the original windows “Windows are one of the most important and integral character-defining features of historic buildings,” states the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board in its publication Window Repair and Replacement Preservation and Design Guidelines.  “They provide a sense of scale, craftsmanship, proportion and architectural styling.” As such, the primary objective of historic commissions and review boards, not to mention federal and local preservation statutes, is to ensure the existing windows remain intact whenever possible.  For this reason, repair is often recommended over replacement with more modern, double-paned windows that can quickly ruin a building’s character and charm. Repairing aging historic windows,... Read More →

Is this the Solution to Noisy Hotel Rooms?

This article was featured on Travel Pulse, or Travelpulse.com. (http://www.travelpulse.com/news/hotels-and-resorts/is-this-the-solution-to-noisy-hotel-rooms.html) Hotel Room Noise Solutions Location is oftentimes a catch-22 for hoteliers. While guests want to stay in premier destinations close to all of the attractions, they also covet peace and quiet inside of their hotel rooms. For some hotels, the inability to quell outside noise can result in crippling negative reviews. But building thicker walls and installing dual-pane windows aren’t quite enough to make a difference, so some hotels have turned to a proven, economical and realistic solution. Residence Inn Sandesta at Grand Boulevard Located along a busy street in Miramar, Florida, the Residence Inn Sandesta at Grand Boulevard was plagued by road noise that accounted for roughly three-quarters of its negative reviews on TripAdvisor.... Read More →

Soundproofing Hotel Windows, Rather Than Replacing Them, Can Provide Competitive Edge

This article was featured in HPB Magazine (http://www.ccr-mag.com/preserving-history-of-historical-buildings-windows/) For hotels and motels located near noisy streets, highways, train tracks, airports or urban city walks, keeping external noise from penetrating into what should be the quiet, peaceful sanctuary of the guest room might seem an impossible task.With the cacophony of loud sirens, traffic, construction, garbage and delivery trucks, aircraft, and nearby nightlife, guests are often inundated with unwanted noise until the early morning hours. Even a raucous swimming pool or other common area open late for guests can be a continual source of aggravation.Such noise can make it difficult for guests to sleep soundly, if at all, during the night or for needed daytime naps. For those conducting business in their hotel room or simply relaxing,... Read More →

Noise Based Sleep Deprivation Linked to Obesity. Is a Possible Solution Your Windows?

RENO, Nev., December 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Noise is a known factor for a loss of sleep and new studies show that sleep deprivation is linked to increases in obesity. Most people need between seven and eight hours of uninterrupted sleep a day. Being in a noisy environment can reduce the quantity and quality of a person’s sleep cycle leading to a state of sleep deprivation. “There are some people who are more resistant to the effects of sleep deprivation than others,” says Stuart Quan, MD, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School’s division of sleep medicine. “Functionally, they’re okay, but metabolically, they may not be doing okay. The solution (to sleep deprivation) is not going out and drinking a couple of cans of... Read More →

The Link Between Noise Pollution and Heart Disease

RENO, Nev., October 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The stress of constant noise is much more than an annoyance or a cause for a lack of sleep. It has been independently linked to an increased risk for cardiovascular disease in a German study of more than 4,000 individuals. Experts now see that noise pollution plays a significant role in increasing certain contributors to conditions like atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. To assess an individual’s risk for cardiovascular issues, researchers at the Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine used a measure of arterial hardening known as “thoracic aortic calcification” (TAC). When the data was complete, noise pollution was found to increase TAC scores by 8 percent. People who live near 24-hour businesses, like airports, truck stops,... Read More →

Health Risks of Noise Pollution Addressed by Noise Blocking Add-on WIndows

RENO, Nev., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — It is a significant cause of sleep deprivation, stress, hypertension, and heart risk. The problem is noise pollution and it invades our work places and homes constantly. Recent studies published in Environmental Health Perspectives indicate that noise levels at night may also increase the risk of heart attack by chronically elevating stress-related hormone levels. It’s clear that noise adversely reduces people’s health and quality of life. Environmental noise is one of the major causes of disturbed sleep. Uninterrupted sleep is critical for proper physical and mental functioning in healthy individuals. Apart from various effects on sleep itself, noise during sleep causes increased blood pressure, increased heart rate, narrowing of the blood vessels, changes in respiration, cardiac arrhythmias, and... Read More →

LAS VEGAS, NV (Technology Today) April 2011 – Soundproof WIndows Inc., is Interviewed

Soundproof Windows, Inc., is interviewed about their recording studio windows and doors by Technology Today at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention. Contact us today for a free consultation.

A Decade of Silence Brought to you by Soundproof Windows

  In 1998, what started out as a desperate attempt to silence traffic noise turned into a crusade to bring peace and quiet to noise sufferers everywhere.   RENO, NV (PRWEB) December 16, 2008 — Ten years ago, Soundproof Windows Founder and President, Randy Brown, leased a house next to the 24 freeway in Lafayette, California. As he had just moved there from another state, he had no idea that it was one of the most heavily traveled commuter routes in the San Francisco Bay Area, but by that time, it was too late. “The noise was unbearable and I was unable to get out of the lease,” he said. Frustrated and sleep deprived, he spent countless hours of research and engineering to solve the... Read More →

Soundproof Windows Challenges Noise – Final Score: STC 57, Noise 0

  New noise testing results exceed all expectations for Soundproof Windows Company.   RENO, NV (PRWEB) April 29, 2008 – Recent extensive laboratory noise tests, performed on Soundproof Windows premier window products by the Western Electro-Acoustic Laboratory (WEAL) in Santa Clarita, California, have shown significant reduction of noise levels. This range is well over the norm for all window products. Approximately 60 standard tests involving different window configurations were executed over a period of three days. A leading window manufacturer’s windows were used as the primary window; testing was also performed on Soundproof Windows’ sliding glass doors. The industry established method of measuring how much sound is stopped by various building products is called STC (Sound Transmission Class). STC ratings are used for windows, doors,... Read More →

The “Biggest Little City in the World” May Also Become the Quietest

  Nationwide Soundproof Windows company moves to the Silver State.   RENO, NV (PRWEB) January 22, 2008 — The much anticipated move to Reno, Nevada, has finally happened for the previously California-based company, Soundproof Windows. After many years in the San Francisco Bay Area, the decision to relocate was made more attractive due to lower costs and the business-friendly climate in Nevada. Since the majority of the business is nationwide and not just in California, this move made even more sense. “We have increased our warehouse space by 50%, purchased a fleet of Dodge Sprinters, hired more people, and see this as a huge opportunity to increase our production capacity yet again,” said Soundproof Windows’ president, Randy Brown. “We are excited to be in this... Read More →