Lawn mowers, barking dogs, automotive traffic… just a few noises that are part of the neighborhood. However, there are times when the outdoor world can be too noisy for your home or office – and that’s when Milgard’s Quiet Line windows can help!
These windows are great for people who have trouble sleeping, for workers who have the overnight shift, for families who live near the airport and for in-home sound studios. The Quiet Line Series is designed with the same vinyl and craftsmanship that is used in other models, but the window is manufactured with a high-performance glaze to withstand most outdoor noises.
Typical windows have a Sound Transmission Class (STC) level of 30, which usually effective in reducing or eliminating noises like a barking dog or a ringing telephone. Other than making major structural changes to your home, replacing your windows are the most effective way to achieve a reduction in noises that pass through standard windows, especially if there are air leaks around the existing glass or frames.
Adding a noise-reducing glaze or heavier glass to standard windows can help reduce other noises, such as lawn mowers and some power tools. But those methods only raise a window’s STC to 34 or 35. Milgard’s Quiet Line can boost that STC protection to an amazing 44, which surpasses the levels of motorcycles and ambulance sirens – it can even reduce significant levels of noise from the freeway or a nearby airport.
Not only do these windows help with noise, but they meet or exceed Energy Star requirements with thanks to Milgard’s exclusive SunCoat Low-E insulating glass. In short, due to the design of the Quiet Line Series, they will make your home cool in the summer, warm in the winter, protect your home from 84% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays and they will make a nice dent in your energy bills.