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Acoustic Basics for Noise Reducing Windows and Doors

With all the styles, options and technologies available these days, Choosing the right noise reducing windows or doors for your residential or light commercial project can be confusing. This is even truer when it comes to the technicalities and technologies of sound control windows.

We’ve designed this learning center to provide you with all the information you’ll need to help you pick the best window at the best value to meet your needs. We’ve packed it full of information on windows, technology and noise abatement in concise and easy-to-understand formats with links to key industry references where you can find out even more.

Be sure to check out our Virtual Sound Lab where you choose from a variety of everyday noise sources and actually “hear” how Silent Guard® sound control windows can help alleviate those unwanted, irritating noises.

Silent Guard® windows and doors are a way to keep the frequent and unwelcome noises out.

Sounds are measured in decibels (dBs). An STC rating is assigned to a w window or door to designate it’s capacity to block sound. Simply put, the higher the decibel the higher the STC rating needed. Typical windows have STC ratings in the 25-28 range. By comparison, Silent Guard® products have STC ratings starting at 32 and going as high as 48 – an industry leading performance* mark.