Here's How to Keep It Quiet Inside As the world re-opens after the COVID-19 pandemic, we seek peace in our homes more than ever. People using their homes as offices and school houses continues despite the reopening. You might have noise from construction, yard work, traffic or noisy neighborhood pets. Regardless of the cause, soundproof windows can stop the racket. Sun and Sound window inserts block: \tup to 75% of low-pitched noise (A\/C compressors, traffic, big trucks, etc.) \tup to 95% of high-pitched noises (bus brakes, pool pumps, etc.) How Soundproof Windows Work It's important for our window inserts to have sufficient mass to block soundwaves. Our soundproof window inserts are made from two 1\/8 inch pieces of annealed glass. They're held together by a flexible adhesive membrane to form one solid piece of glass slightly more than 1\/4 inch thick. The membrane keeps the glass from vibrating with sound waves and helps dissipate the energy of sound waves. The Science of Installing Soundproof Window Inserts There is an air gap created once we properly install the window insert next to your existing window. This air gap traps sound, but it has to be at least two inches thick. The bigger the gap, the more sound waves are trapped. We also create a good seal to ensure sound waves can't slip through. Our infiltration rate is less than .01 cfm\/lineal foot, which far exceeds the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). When you have a sufficiently thick window insert coupled with an air gap and good seal, you will hear 75% less low-pitched sounds and 95% less high-pitched sounds. The Hidden Bonus of Soundproofing With Window Inserts The air gap created by installing window inserts drastically reduces energy loss. In fact, energy loss is reduced by 60% per window! That means you can expect savings on your heating and cooling energy bills. Before you decide to install double-paned windows, or storm or energy windows, carefully consider Sun and Sound window inserts. They are a fraction of the cost of a new window installation. Get a Quieter Home or Office If you are bothered by outside noise, consider Sun and Sound Window inserts. They are installed on the interior of your window opening between your existing window and your window treatment (blinds, shades, curtains, drapes or shutters). That means you don't have to go through the expense of installing new windows to get high-quality soundproofing in your home. In addition, the aesthetics of your windows don't change. At Sun and Sound Windows we carry three different types of soundproof window inserts. These 1\/4 inch thick, laminated glass panels can be custom made to fit your window. There is no replacement or modification to your existing window. Get all of your questions answered by reviewing our FAQ page to see more about how our soundproof windows work. If you're located in the Houston\/Galveston, Austin or Dallas\/Fort Worth areas of Texas, we want to make your decision easy. We provide free, no-obligation estimates for your window insert installation via phone or online. Give us a call today to begin the magical journey toward a quieter home.