Homeowners typically replace their siding to improve their home’s façade protection against the elements. However, there is another benefit to replacing your siding: it can help reduce the amount of outdoor noise that seeps through your walls.
New Siding, Reduced Noise
Brick, cement, stucco, aluminum and other siding materials transmit sound at various frequencies. Vinyl siding, the most popular siding material, can reduce noise below 4,000 hertz (Hz). However, stone and other organic materials perform better for frequencies above 4,000 Hz.
But apart from the material, your new siding’s weight and thickness can also impact its noise-reducing capability. That said, while heavier and thicker siding materials can be difficult to install, they tend to be more effective at reducing outdoor noise.
Other Siding Replacement Benefits
Noise reduction is just an extra benefit you can expect from installing new siding. Generally, siding replacement improves your home’s protection against harsh weather and other outdoor elements. It can also help your heating and cooling system run more efficiently by keeping excess heat or cold out.
To maximize the noise-reducing benefits of your new siding, make sure your windows are properly sealed, too. Many windows today can effectively insulate sound and reduce noise transmission, allowing you to enjoy a more peaceful time indoors.
For your siding project, we strongly recommend working with a qualified siding installer with decades of experience and knowledge. Up and Above Contractors, LLC has been trusted by the local community for years, so you can’t go wrong with our services. Our team only uses quality materials to ensure excellent results and customer satisfaction. Call us at (973) 300-0636, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.