Soundproof Blog

Will Replacing My Windows Actually Stop the Noise?

New windows may provide some improvement, but very few windows are designed specifically to reduce noise. You could go through all of the time and expense of replacing your windows and never really solve the noise problem to your satisfaction. An added drawback is that while new windows might provide some noise relief, they are not a viable long-term solution. Much of the noise that comes through windows enters through broken window seals. With age and the normal slight movements that occur in your home when temperatures change, all conventional window seals eventually fail. And that is why so many people deal with the noise rather than solving the problem. They either move or just learn how to tune it out. Which isn’t the best option... Read More →

Why You Need to Know What STC Is

In many cases, less noise will be coming through the Soundproof Windows than the walls. Most walls have an STC of 43-48, and our windows have an STC of 48-54. Soundproof Windows can go even further, with a few extra tricks up our sleeves, and several things can be done to increase the window STC values even more. STC stands for Sound Transmission Class. Basically, STC ratings are an established way to average how much sound is stopped by something. STC ratings are used for windows, doors, walls and most building materials. For windows, STC ratings range from 18 to 38. We’ve talked in previous blogs about soundproofing windows, how easy they are to install and their STC ratings, but why do we include the rating?... Read More →

Soundproof Windows Easy Installations

Our soundproof windows have been used in high-rise apartments, hotels, busy city centers and historical homes and buildings. With our latest update to our soundproofing process, renovators and owners no longer need to settle or live with disturbing outside noise. Not only do our soundproof windows reduce energy costs, but adding the inner window provides an additional layer of insulation which will stop unwanted air infiltration through the window seals, all while putting a constant squeeze on the glass panels, preventing sound leaks and stopping noise from vibrating through the glass. Our product is unique in that it is designed so you do not have to replace your existing windows. Soundproof windows rehabilitate your existing windows without having to remove or replace the windows in your home, making... Read More →

Noise Reduction for Homes with Single Pane Windows

If you have an historical home or have other reasons to not replace the windows, perhaps changing the thin glass to a thicker glass is also an option. A more effective and better way to soundproof windows is to install a second set of windows. There are many ways to do this and the results can vary. Soundproof Windows is dedicated to offering the best soundproofing windows. Soundproof Windows Also Act as Insulating Windows Our insulating windows will pay for themselves with dollars saved from reduced energy costs Cut your window heating/cooling by 50% or more Stop air infiltration – a huge additional energy savings You can now “insulate” your insulating windows Stop or reduce condensation Our windows are highly effective noise reducing windows. Tests in and... Read More →

High STC Ratings in Soundproof Windows

A Soundproof Window will reduce noise levels by 75-95%. Our soundproof windows will reduce noise levels significantly which is not possible with dual pane or replacement windows. Adding Soundproof Windows will: Reduce or stop window condensation problems Reduce condensation similarly to dual pane windows Window condensation is a difficult problem to predict, solve or guarantee. Entire books have been written about condensation, its various causes and how to prevent it. Soundproof Windows will significantly reduce your window condensation, and in many cases may stop it completely. And we can prove it By now, you’ve probably heard the term STC Rating a few times. All STC Rating means, or Sound Transmission Class Ratings, is the average amount of noise stopped at 18 different frequencies, measured in decibels. Incidentally, STC ratings... Read More →

Soundproof Windows Bring Real Estate Advantages

Soundproof windodws will give you an advantage over your competition as people definitely prefer quiet environments. Whether marketed as a “super-quiet environment” (no connotations of a noise problem) or a “soundproof environment” – our windows and sliding glass doors work. And we aim to prove it to you. Homes  and businesses sell better if they have a quiet environment. We have many customers that vastly improved the values of their homes, hotels, and commercials buildings by adding soundproofing. If you have a noisy approach or commute to your home, but a quiet environment when you enter it, it is impressive to most home buyers and commercial investors and they do not dismiss your home as unacceptable as quickly as they will if it is noisy... Read More →

Historical Restorations and Building Conversions

Soundproof Windows can be added to glass in historical buildings where various scenarios can prevent removing the original windows and glass. Insulation and soundproofing can be achieved in such situations, in addition to solving air infiltration issues found in older windows. It is possible to double the insulation value of the window and reduce air infiltration by over 95% by adding Soundproof Windows. Perfect for Building Restoration Projects Soundproof Windows added to existing windows help insulate and conserve energy. By adding Soundproof Windows, the following can be achieved: Effectively convert a single pane window into a dual pane window Convert a simple dual pane into a good quality low-e equivalent window Convert a high-efficiency dual pane into a super-high efficiency window This is perfect for old... Read More →

Add Security AND Stop the Noise

Soundproof Windows have Superior Security Qualities To achieve optimum soundproofing, Soundproof Windows uses laminated glass, which lucky enough, is also security glass. Laminated glass is excellent break-in protection. Breaking through laminated glass requires time, effort and noise, and does not shatter when broken. It tends to remain intact, protecting interiors from flying glass, flying projectiles, and other damage. Penetrating laminated glass requires more than just a golf ball, baseball, or brick. Laminated glass even withstands minor explosions and is the major component for most bulletproof glass. It is now being used to meet strict building codes developed in Florida for hurricanes and is used elsewhere for other severe weather phenomena such as tornadoes and earthquakes. Soundproof Windows Also Act as Insulated Windows Our soundproof windows double as insulation, helping... Read More →

Air Infiltration: Stop the Drafts for Good

Air infiltration causes cold drafts and temperature differences within a room, which frequently causes the thermostat to be set higher so that the average temperature is at the desired level. Soundproof Windows reduces the air infiltration into your home. By reducing the air infiltration, the lower thermostat settings are preferred and the comfort level is significantly increased. As an example, without air infiltration, you will seldom have the scenario of your head feeling warm and your feet feeling cold – because Soundproof Windows will reduce and most often completely eliminate drafts in your home or studio. What your current window leaks now, our window will seal out. Soundproof Windows completely neutralize the air infiltration of your current windows. Window Seals That Do Their Job Our frame seals are held... Read More →

Have You Tried Everything? Try Soundproof

After the time we’ve spent in the industry, we tend to get quite a few people coming to us with frustrations and comments about ‘soundproof’ materials, ‘soundproof’ windows that aren’t ours, and a lot about STC Ratings. The partial relief you might experience by replacing your windows is only a temporary solution at best. The engineering needed for sound is quite different than for handling temperature. That’s why people looking for noise relief who simply replace their dual pane windows are often disappointed. Important Some manufacturers don’t provide the STC rating for their entire window but instead only give the rating for the glass they use. Since the entire window needs to stop the sound, disclosing the STC rating of the glass alone gives an... Read More →