Top Four Ways to Soundproof Your Windows

"Man. I'm glad my neighbors are so noisy," said no one. Ever. Let's face it, unless you're part of the festivities going on in your neighbor's backyard, you're probably going to be irritated. You may enjoy rocking out to ACDC or hopping up and down as soon as the drop hits on your favorite dubstep song. But when you're trying to relax after a long day or just about to put the baby down for a nap, noise from your neighbor's yard can be an unwanted intrusion. Even loud talking or laughing has the potential to be frustrating. It all depends on the situation. And, noise can come in other forms as well. There is a reason why a group of crows is called a murder. When you have half a dozen crows squawking on the telephone lines near your bedroom window at six in the morning, I guarantee, murder is the first thing that comes to mind. Fortunately, there is help for unwanted noise, and it may actually surprise you. The sounds coming from your neighbor's house hit your exterior walls in waves. You're probably thinking, "Pfffft. More like a tsunami." But let's stay focused. Those waves cause your exterior walls, windows and doors to vibrate and that sound is translated to the inside of your home. If you have vinyl siding and decent insulation, your walls will most likely block most vibrations attempting to pass through. It is usually windows and doors that let those noises in. I know! Plot twist! When you replace home windows, especially vinyl windows for your home, you investing in the reduction in all the sounds that want to leak into your home and drive you crazy. And, while those windows are keeping the sounds out, they are keeping the heat in. New windows can easily pay for themselves, especially if the vinyl replacement windows are on sale and you live in an area with sustained low temperatures through the winter, like Cleveland or Canton, Ohio. If you've been dealing with drafty windows, let your irritating neighbors be the last straw. When you see your heat bills shrink you may just go over and thank them for being so rude and inconsiderate. All kidding aside, most of us have pretty good neighbors. But, as a general rule, it is nice to have quality windows that seal out their occasional sounds of merriment. Not to mention other sounds, like traffic, jack hammers, beeping from construction vehicles backing up and the wildly inappropriate noise generated by gathering crows. Call Window Nation for more information or stop by one of our window showrooms in Cleveland or Canton. Life is nicer when you subdue the noise level.

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