A home can serve as a peaceful sanctuary from the hectic and mundane world. However, many homeowners don’t get to afford this luxury, especially if they live near a busy road or a construction site. The outdoor noise that comes from these places tends to be disruptive to anyone’s daily routine.
If this is the case for you, and you want to eliminate noise pollution in your home effectively, consider installing siding that reduces or resists sound transmission.
How to Choose Based on Sound Transmission Levels
Every siding material on the market varies in terms of its ability to absorb noise. Some are better than others — for instance, vinyl siding can easily reduce noise frequencies below 4,000 hertz (Hz), which is better than certain materials like aluminum, stucco, cement and brick. However, this won’t be the best choice for your home if the local noise tends to go above the minimum frequency. You’ll need to consider thicker siding options if you want better noise reduction for your home.
The Perks of Thicker Siding
You can always talk to your trusted siding contractor about which material can effectively reduce outdoor noise transmission levels in your home. You may be considering natural materials like stone because of their ability to easily absorb sound frequencies above 4,000 Hz. But keep in mind that they’re often much heavier to install, so expect higher labor and installation fees.
Of course, there’s no need to cover your entire home exterior in stone. You can consider matching the material with other kinds so you get a visually appealing exterior that’s also effective in sound absorption. Composite siding may be worth considering if you prefer sticking to one material but still need it to absorb or reduce sound transmission. They make good noise reduction barriers as they’re typically made of several materials!
Northeast Gutters and Remodeling can be counted on for top-notch exterior improvement services, including roofing, gutter and siding installations. Our skilled and experienced team also specializes in seasonal jobs, particularly snow and ice removal. Call us today at (860) 899-7878, or reach us online to get an estimate.
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