STC Ratings

What Type of Window Sound Barrier Is Best?

There are a variety of window sound barriers on the market that can reduce the amount of outside noise entering a room. Each option has strengths and weaknesses regarding ease of installation, aesthetic appeal, thermal insulation and noise reduction. Eliminating or reducing sound from entering a room is a need that many of us have. If you work in an office surrounded by traffic, pedestrians and construction, it can be difficult to focus. If you’re staying in a beachside hotel or Airbnb, beachgoers may be preventing you from relaxing. Pretty much everyone with insomnia and many others with sleep troubles find it difficult to sleep at home when barking dogs, partying neighbors and passing cars are constantly producing noise. In this article we explore your... Read More →

Do Soundproof Windows Really Work?

Many of us would prefer to have a quieter home. Whether you live near an airport, busy intersection, freeway, a construction site, a playground or a school, chances are you’re fed up with unwanted noise. You might have heard of soundproof windows or soundproof sliding glass doors, but you aren’t sure if they really work and if they are worth the investment. In this article we discuss the facts about soundproof windows and soundproof sliding glass doors. Are Soundproof Windows Really “Soundproof”? Many associate the word “soundproof” with silence. We’re not aware of any commercially available windows that stop 100% of sound, but our windows reduce noise better than any other product on the market. The first thing you need to know about soundproof windows... Read More →

What Are Storm Windows?

Optimizing your house, apartment, or condo is on many of our ‘lists’, but it’s sometimes difficult to decide which projects to tackle first. Do I get those beautiful hardwood floors? Maybe I should upgrade to granite countertops? Is it time to take a look at the insulation and windows in my home? When deciding which home project should be next, consider the aesthetic value and the utility your project will deliver. Storm windows are an inexpensive way to increase your home’s insulation value, but are they really the best window investments you can make? What Are Storm Windows? Storm windows are usually installed as a cheap, economical, alternative to single pane windows. “Storm Windows” are installed on the outside of the single pane window (usually... Read More →

What is the Best Way to Reduce Noise?

The best way to soundproof your windows in your home, studio, or workspace is to install Soundproof Windows, plain and simple! Now you can sleep late, enjoy solitude, and reduce stress. In short, you can make your home your silent oasis. Soundproof Windows will significantly reduce the noise levels without compromising style. Your windows will look better than ever before. A Soundproof Window uses cutting-edge technology to dramatically reduce the noise in your environment and improve your quality of life. Acoustically engineered to act as a sound barrier, Soundproof Windows offer most of the benefits of dual-pane replacement windows and several benefits not available with replacement windows. Learn more about how Soundproof Windows work. Installation available everywhere in the US.  Also available in Canada. You can get virtually ALL the... Read More →

Windows and Doors are the Noise Problem

Our soundproof windows are second windows placed behind your existing windows. Our windows insulate, stop drafts, soundproof and more. They open and close just like your existing windows, and offer more benefits than replacement windows – at a significantly lower cost. Soundproof Windows has many satisfied customers. This section of our website details real-life situations where soundproofing and soundproofing windows have solved the noise problems of some of our residential and commercial customers. If Your Goal is to… Save Energy It doesn’t matter that Soundproof Windows weren’t specifically designed for energy efficiency, they achieve it! Many customers contact us because they cannot replace their windows or do not wish to, but need to save on energy bills. One of our case studies, located in Reno, NV, where... Read More →

Best Soundproof Windows

Avoid replacing your windows, that’s not the problem! Soundproof Windows offers the best soundproof windows at a fraction of replacing all the windows in your home, or office, with better results. There’s really no reason to replace your 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. You can get virtually ALL the benefits of replacing your windows PLUS reduce noise levels by 300% more than replacement windows AND avoid the headaches of double pane windows — for about the same price! Acoustically engineered to act as a sound barrier, Soundproof Windows offer most of the benefits of dual pane replacement windows and several benefits not available with replacement windows. Best Soundproof Windows After extensive research,... 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 →

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 →