Noise can be a major problem, particularly on busy streets and in neighborhoods where homes are too close to each other. Barking dogs, playing children and the neighborhood traffic can disrupt your sleep or early morning relaxation. Fortunately, there are several ways to solve this problem, and one of them is replacing your old siding.
How Can Siding Replacement Help?
If you live in an area where vehicles or people often pass by, the noise can make it difficult to focus during the day or sleep at night. New siding can be an effective noise barrier, so you might want to consider this for your next home improvement project.
Nevertheless, not all siding can provide this benefit. A few key factors typically determine the effectiveness of a siding material:
- Thickness: Check the thickness and weight of your siding options. Thicker and heavier siding is more effective at reducing outdoor noise.
- Material: Different siding materials offer varying degrees of noise insulation. For instance, vinyl siding can insulate noise frequencies of 4 kilohertz (kHz) and lower, which is the frequency range of human speech. Stone and organic siding, on the other hand, are better at insulating sounds with frequencies above 4 kHz.
What Else Can You Do?
Consider thicker windows, such as double-pane or triple-pane ones, instead of single-pane units. You may also try adding more foliage to the outside as well. Trees are excellent noise blockers, reducing sound transmission by up to 40%. Conifers are a perfect choice because they produce dense foliage all year round.
For over 50 years, V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding has provided exceptional customer service and unparalleled workmanship to every client. If you need a dependable contractor for your next home remodeling project, you can’t go wrong with our crew. To request a free consultation, call (203) 639-1634, or fill out our convenient online form.