If you are having problems dealing with the noises around your neighborhood, you might want to consider replacing your current siding. A variety of options are available on the market that allows you to do just that, but the effectiveness of each is dependent on several factors.
Siding and Sound Transmission
Different types of siding will reduce noise in different ways. Depending on the type of siding you choose and the weather in your area, some may work better than others. For example, vinyl siding can block sounds below 4,000 hertz (Hz). Vinyl is better than other materials like aluminum, stucco, cement and brick, but it may not be worth the money for your home if the noise level is above the minimum frequency.
How much noise it can block depends on how thick the material is. Composite siding, like stone-polymeric materials, is usually thicker than other types. But if you want to find the best siding for your needs, you should talk to a siding installation expert you can trust.
Other Siding Replacement Benefits
Installing new siding will give you more benefits than just minimizing noise transmission noise. Most of the time, replacing your home’s siding allows your home to become more resistant to harsh weather and other outdoor elements. It can also make your heating and cooling systems work better by keeping out too much heat or cold.
To get the most out of your new siding’s ability to cut down on noise, make sure to pay attention to your windows as well, making sure they’re properly sealed. Today, many windows can effectively block sound and reduce noise transfer, so you can enjoy a quieter time inside.
S.I.S. Exterior Renovations is a premier source of exterior improvement solutions, including installing James Hardie® siding and replacing doors and windows, for homeowners in Calgary and its surrounding areas. Call us at (403) 640-1334, or complete our online form to schedule a free estimate. We’re ready to transform your exterior with beautiful new siding!