One of the best things about coming home after school or work is that you get to enjoy some peace and quiet, giving you the opportunity to relax. However, living in a busy urban area or having a house located beside a road means you have to deal with all kinds of noise – from vehicles passing by to noisy neighbors and more. In this post, one of the best siding and roofing contractors in your area, Sentry Exteriors, will share with you how a simple siding replacement can help a lot with your problem.
Siding and Sound Transmission
While every type of siding can help muffle sound, the level of noise cancellation you can get really varies depending on the type of material, as well as frequency levels of the noise you’re subjected to. For instance, for noises with frequencies no higher than 4000 Hz, vinyl is the best siding material you can get for noise insulation.
When it comes to noise frequencies that are higher than 4000 Hz, you would be better off with stone or other siding made of organic material.
All siding and gutter companies will tell you that when it comes to dampening noise, the thickness of the siding material also matters. If noise cancellation is your main purpose for getting siding replacement, you should go for a siding material that is thick and heavy. Composite siding made from at least two materials often works better for this purpose.
More Soundproofing Options
Of course, when replacing siding, you should not only think about how well it muffles noise. There are other factors to think about and different materials like wood, brick, shake, stone, stucco and vinyl. They all come with different pros and cons. You want to make sure that you get siding that is worth investing in.
There are also other home improvements that you can do to better soundproof your home. You can get triple-pane windows, solid doors and even add some trees or plants in your yard as they can minimize sound transmission by up to 40%. You may also want to consider renovating your walls with stone before installing siding.
To learn more about soundproofing your home with siding, simply give Sentry Exteriors a call at (434) 333-7753. We do all sorts of exterior projects, from installing gutter guards to replacing windows, walls and roofing! Our services are available in Charlottesville, VA and surrounding areas!