Being comfortable in our homes isn’t just about soft furniture and temperature control. Noise can be a significant nuisance for those who live in a city, near an airport, train station, highway, or other high-traffic area. We can’t stop the dog from barking, but we can help reduce the noisy triggers outside that prompt it with our acoustic window solution.

More on Noise Pollution

According to U.S. Census data, about 81% of Americans live in urban areas. Naturally, in these densely-populated areas, there is an increase in environmental noise or “noise pollution.” This is caused from increased vehicle traffic, buses and trains, and airports. Noise pollution can also come from construction, manufacturing facilities, music/theater areas, or just people going about their daily activities (ahem… noisy neighbors.)

It’s Harmful affects

Noise pollution can affect both health and behavior. Unwanted sound can cause hypertension, high stress levels, sleep disturbances, and other harmful effects. Just think how cranky you can be after having a terrible night’s sleep. Harvey offers an acoustical window upgrade which can help to limit the amount of unwanted noise in your home.

Our Noise Solution

Harvey’s specialized sound-reducing glass upgrade or “acoustic window” helps reduce bothersome sound. The noise reduction properties of our enhanced glass can achieve STC (sound transmission class) ratings of up to 40*. As an added bonus, you can also enjoy significant heating and cooling cost savings with our ENERGY STAR® Glass Options.

As one of our customers commented on Yelp, “I live in a house on the corner of a thickly settled, high traffic district… Five months ago, I was introduced to Harvey’s acoustical option. I’ve since installed 13 of these nearly sound-proof babies. Now, I can rest.” Babies and rest usually aren’t in the same sentence without the words “lack-of” but here we are.

Additional Sound Proofing

It is important to understand that if your unwanted sound problem is severe, acoustic windows alone may not solve the problem. Your home’s building envelope and insulation, or lack thereof, can also contribute to excess noise getting through. Sealing cracks or holes in walls, improving insulation, and adding solid core doors will help significantly as well.

For more in-depth discussion around sound proofing your home check out this article from our friends at HomeTips.com – 8 Sound Proofing Secrets

If you have questions about reducing noise in your home, find a contractor in the HBP ProZone.

*STC Rating depends on size tested

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