The type of window and the installation method used depends on the problem that is being overcome and the construction characteristics of the house. The following problem areas are presented and explained to help you understand the various directions your new window installations might take.
NOISE REDUCTION

STC (Sound Transmission Class) is the window industry measurement for a window's ability to lessen sound. Higher = Better.
NOISE IS REDUCED 50% FOR APPROXIMATELY EVERY 6 POINT RISE IN THE STC RATING. Factors that increase insulation do not necessarily reduce sound, and vice versa.
REDUCTION FACTORS
  • Frame Material
  • Style of Window
  • Glass Thickness
  • Mismatched Glass Thickness
  • Laminated Glass
  • Air Space Between Glass
  • Spacer System
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