Soundproofing Your Windows

It can be quite aggravating when you are trying to relax and you can’t because the neighbor’s dog is barking. Kids will be kids and they have to play, but do they have to be so loud and right outside your house? And that traffic noise! It’s just the worst. Loud sounds at the wrong time can distract you from relaxation and can even bring undue stress into your life. It might be impossible to get any work done, sleep, study, or just get the peace and quiet you deserve in your home.

The best way to manage the noise in your house is to soundproof your windows in Roseville, CA. There are plenty of ways you can do that, and the experts at California Craftsman have a few ideas to help you. Take your home to the next level and give it the quiet peace you want!

Block Drafts
Any openings you have between the outside and your windows are going to be a direct route for noise as well. If you can feel drafts coming into your home, noise will follow. There are several things you can do, like filling gaps with caulk and weatherproofing with weather strips. You can reduce the noise by up to 50 percent when you block drafts from coming into the home.

Acoustic Glass
If you have the budget for it, you might want to get new glass for your windows. Acoustic glass is thicker and has a soft plastic interlayer that absorbs sound waves. That can minimize the amount of noise that passes through. You should only get new glass if your frames are in good condition and can hold up for many more years of use.

Glazing Options
Single glazed windows aren’t going to do much when it comes to sound. While double glazed windows are better, triple is even better yet. You can also block noise with insulating gas between the panes. If you are in the market for new windows, look at the glazing options with sound in mind.

Acoustic Curtains
While you don’t want to cover your windows up all the time, if you really need a break from the sound, closing off with acoustic curtains can help. Heavy curtains with a soundproof lining can reduce the amount of noise that passes through.

Soundproof Windows
If your windows have seen better days, they could very well be the cause of your noise issues. Windows can block out quite a bit more than they do if you get new ones that are sealed to your home. They can block sound, increase your energy efficiency, and save you money over many years of use.

When you’re ready to get rid of the annoying noises from outside that come into your home, contact California Craftsman at (530) 887-1857. We’ll talk through all of your goals and focus on soundproofing. Stop by and see us today at 4035 Grass Valley Hwy Ste G Auburn, CA 95602 and let’s get started!