If you happen to live near a busy street, or if your home happens to be located along plane routes, your home needs exteriors with sound insulation properties. In today’s post, siding contractor A1 Siding & Roofing shares a look at how the right kind of siding can help with noise reduction.
Exterior Wall Insulation
Exterior walls are insulated in the framing. There are various types of insulation that can be installed, including blankets made of fiberglass, boards made of concrete or rigid foam, recycled paper, or expanding foam. While insulation is intended for reducing thermal transfer—which helps keep indoor spaces comfortable by maintaining stable temperatures—it can also absorb vibrations, including sound. Proper insulation can create a pronounced difference in noise levels between indoors and outdoors.
Can Siding Replacement Help Reduce Noise?
Sometimes insulated walls are not enough when you’re located in environments where noise is the norm: busy streets, locations near airports and industrial zones, or maybe there’s a police or fire station nearby. This is where choosing the right type of siding can be beneficial, because some types of siding do have noise reduction capabilities.
Vinyl siding has been tested to insulate against noise frequencies 4 kHz and below, which happens to be the range of human speech. In comparison, stone and organic siding are more suitable for insulating against frequencies above 4 kHz. Thicker siding has better insulating properties than standard ones in the same category. Insulated siding options can also achieve the same effect.
Other Ways to Improve Noise Reduction
Other parts of your home’s exterior, with the right options, can contribute to noise reduction. Choosing insulated glass options make a significant difference. Triple pane glass has better noise reduction capabilities than standard double pane glass. A solid wooden entry door may be a premium these days, but its sheer mass can significantly improve sound reduction. If this is not an option, look for entry doors with insulated cores.
A1 Siding & Roofing is your leading provider of siding installation services. Give us a call at (603) 627-7339. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Manchester and surrounding communities.