Are Hurricane Windows Soundproof? Benefits of Impact Windows

Are Hurricane Windows Soundproof? Benefits of Impact Windows

by | Feb 24, 2023 | Energy Efficiency, Impact Windows & Doors, Noise Reduction, Security | 0 comments

Are hurricane windows soundproof? No, they’re not soundproof — but noise reduction is one of the great benefits these impact windows bring to homeowners. Living along the Gulf Coast region or in hurricane-prone areas, it’s important to have windstorm impact-resistant windows and doors to protect your home. Not only do hurricane impact windows provide energy cost savings and added security, but you will also notice a difference in noise reduction as well.

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Windows with impact resistance provide noise reduction, energy savings, and of course protection from intruders or extreme weather conditions. This is what you can expect when you install impact windows with Custom Windows of Texas:

Protection from Harsh Coastal Weather

It’s important to have peace of mind for your family, home, and belongings while living on the coast. Impact windows come in many different types such as Vinyl, Aluminum, Fiberglass, and Clad Wood. These hurricane protection windows and doors are from trusted brands such as Andersen, Wincore, Sierra Pacific, NT Windows, and Showcase, and meet building code requirements for your region. Replacement impact doors by ProVia, Sierra Pacific, and Andersen provide the same level of protection, energy savings, and noise reduction recommended along with replacing your home’s windows.

Long-Term Energy Cost Savings

Each window installed is Energy Star rated across a wide range of partners mentioned. If you live in a hurricane-prone area, having impact windows is truly a smart investment to make. Cardinal Glass calculates that changing from a single-pane window to a modern dual-pane window has an estimated annual savings of 51% in climates like ours. Our experts at Custom Windows will help you get started in replacing your windows with special financing options and clarify what you can expect for your specific home’s energy savings.

Significantly Reduce Outdoor Noise

Impact-rated windows are designed with a laminated glass unit that reduces noise even more than traditional dual-pane windows. By absorbing low frequencies, your home can be quieter for years to come. The laminate layer absorbs low frequencies which reduces noise further, especially those intrusive noises like heavy trucks and buses can make. STC (Sound Transmission Class) is used to measure a window’s ability to reduce sound–with the typical rating for single-pane windows being 18-20 while a double-glazed window is 28-32. However, an impact laminate window can improve the STC by another 2 to 3 decibels over a typical dual-pane window, because they’re usually between an STC of 32–35.

Feel Safe & Secure in Your Home Today

Hurricane season is coming, and the Gulf Coast weather can be unpredictable. If your home is in need of impact windows for hurricane protection, added security, greater noise reduction, and energy cost savings, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experts at  Custom Windows of Texas

Contact us today to learn about our financing options and more.