Many homeowners enjoy living in the city. However, some may not have the patience to endure the surrounding noise. True enough, the constant sound of cars and pedestrians can be distracting for people who may be working remotely, doing chores or simply want a quiet time at home.
If you want to keep your home in the city and at the same time enjoy a relaxing environment indoors, a siding upgrade might help.
Read on as siding experts at Pawcatuck Roofing Co. share more information on how your siding can help reduce noise from outside.
What Are the Options to Consider?
Every siding material has a different noise insulation level. So if you have been struggling with noise issues, you’ll want to replace your siding with material that can reduce the noise you hear in your home. One of the most recommended options is vinyl siding.
The noise insulation level of vinyl outperforms other siding materials like brick, cement and aluminum for noise frequencies below 4,000 Hz. However, your siding replacement contractor may suggest a different type of siding if the noise in your community reaches higher frequencies. In this case, stone siding may suit your needs better.
Furthermore, when choosing siding that would reduce external noise, you should consider the weight and thickness of the material. Generally, the heavier and thicker your siding, the better its noise-reducing capabilities.
Should I Replace my Siding?
If your siding is due for replacement, then by all means install new siding for your home. However, take note that this alone won’t completely filter out the noise you hear from outside. Your windows are crucial to noise reduction too, so you might want to have a professional assess your existing windows for noise reduction.
If you’re planning a siding replacement project, you can turn to Pawcatuck Roofing Co., Inc. for quality workmanship. Our team has helped homeowners and commercial property owners with their installation and repair needs for more than seven decades. To request a quote, call (860) 940-2343 or complete our online request form. We serve customers in New London, CT, and nearby communities.