If you live near a busy street or near a jet path, your property requires exteriors with sound insulation properties. D&M Roofing, your trusted siding and roofing contractor, looks at how the appropriate kind of siding can aid with noise reduction.
Siding and Sound Transmission
While any form of siding can help muffle sound, the level of noise cancellation you can achieve is highly dependent on the type of material that is used, as well as the frequency levels of the disturbance. For disturbances with frequencies less than 4000 Hz, for example, vinyl is the ideal siding material for minimizing noise. When it comes to noise frequencies higher than 4000 Hz, stone or other organic materials are usually preferred.
How Can Siding Replacement Help Reduce Noise?
Vinyl siding has intrinsic qualities that help insulate against noise frequencies that are within human speaking range, making it perfect for crowd noises and lower frequencies such as those emitted by motor vehicles. High frequencies radiated by power tools and sirens, on the other hand, can be reduced by stone and organic materials. Make sure to tell your siding and roofing contractor that you’re considering siding options that can help reduce noise.
Other Ways to Improve Noise Reduction
There are many additional home renovations you may consider to boost your home’s soundproofing. You may reduce sound transmission by up to 40% by installing triple-pane windows, robust doors and even planting trees or any other type of foliage in your yard.
D&M Roofing is a leading local roofing company that you can also rely on for your other exterior home improvement needs, including siding installations. Explore your options with us and we can find the right product that best fits your requirements, including noise reduction. Call us today at (330) 852-3800 or fill out our convenient online contact form. We serve residents in and around Akron and Canton, OH.