Noise transmission is a common issue that many homeowners face, especially those living in urban and suburban communities where houses are positioned close to one another or near busy streets. Anything that can disrupt the peace inside your own home can be frustrating.
But did you know that with new siding, you can get the peace and quiet you deserve? Let Homecraft® Inc. explain how siding affects noise transmission.
What Is the Role of Siding in Sound Transmission?
Your home’s siding can help in reducing the transmission of outside noise to your interior. This noise insulation differs depending on the siding material. For instance, vinyl siding outperforms others for noise frequencies below 4,000 Hz, while stone and other organic siding materials are ideal for frequencies above 4,000 Hz.
In addition, the acoustics of the material are also affected by its thickness and weight. Heavier and thicker materials are better at reducing noise than thinner materials. If noise transmission is a top priority when replacing your siding, don’t forget to ask your contractor about siding thickness.
What Kind of Siding Should You Get?
If you want to reduce the noise in your home, replacing your siding is a good way to start. Here is the siding material you should consider:
- Vinyl siding. As mentioned previously, vinyl siding can block sound waves within the range of up to 4,000 Hz. Since vinyl is a dense material, it minimizes the amount of noise that can infiltrate your home. We offer the CedarMAX™ insulated vinyl siding by ProVia®, which has an integrated layer of foam insulation to provide superior thermal protection.
For your siding installation needs, turn to the region’s most experienced siding installation company – Homecraft® Inc. Our skilled siding professionals take great pride in delivering a complete package of siding, trim and accessories that will transform the look of your home. And we do it efficiently, conscientiously and with minimum disruption of your home life. Call us today at (302) 798-0302, or fill out our online contact form to request an estimate. We offer siding services in Newark, Bear and Middletown, DE.