30 Aug No Noise, No Nonsense: Your Next Sliding Glass Door
Maybe you live close to the highway or airport, or perhaps your kids are just exceptionally loud when they run out to play in the backyard.
Either way, we’re willing to bet that you’re tired of noise penetrating your home when it’s least convenient.
Thankfully, one way to remedy this problem — and mitigate it in the future — is to replace your back sliding glass door! After all, soundproofing your home doesn’t have to be challenging or time-consuming.
Here’s what you need to know:
Strong Means Soundproof
Double pane windows — also known as “double glazed” windows — generally feature a higher sound transmission class (STC) than that of single pane windows.
And as glass sliding doors are constructed of the same material, it goes without saying that seeking a double pane door would increase your home’s ability to block out unwanted noise.
In fact, “the STC rating of typical sealed double glazing increases as the air space increases,” according to a study published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). “For each doubling of the air space, the STC increases by approximately 3. The STC also increases with increasing glass thickness.”
In other words, stronger and thicker glass also means a more soundproof product overall.
Sealing Out the Sound
At the end of the day, it’s not just about the glass.
“Proper sealing during installation is also vital. The best way to reduce noise infiltration is through a high-quality weatherstripping system,” according to HGTV, “since the weather stripping is usually the weak link in the system.”
In other words, improper installation and/or weak insulation may hinder your sliding door’s ability to stop the transfer of outdoor sounds
Additionally, “sound and air pass through the same leaks in a window,” as explained by the Efficient Window Collaborative. Thus, you’ll want to remain mindful of any cracks and/or leaks around the frame of the door itself.
Say No to Noise and Yes to RBAFLA
When all is said and done, strength and reliability are what you’re looking for. And that’s why, here at Renewal by Andersen® of Florida, we offer industry-leading products that will enhance your home experience!
For example, by combining our energy-efficient Fibrex® frames with High-Performance™ Low-E® glass, your new glass sliding door will…
- Block unwanted noise
- Last longer than traditional materials
- Enhance your insulation
- Lower your energy bills
- And more!
What’s more, you can trust our trained installation experts to perform our leading seven-step replacement process, leaving you with peace of mind and the nation’s leading warranty!
So, are you ready to get started?
If so, contact Renewal by Andersen® of Florida today by calling (855) 830-2420! As your premier destination for both window and door replacement since 1996, we know you’ll find total satisfaction with your newest sliding glass door.