Can Soundproofing Windows Improve Your Health?
Noise is annoying, but even more importantly, noise can damage your health. The medical community has known this fact for decades, which inspired the federal government to pass the Noise Control Act of 1972 and the Quiet Communities Act of 1978, however neither law has been routinely or consistently enforced.
Think about all the unpleasant noises that enter your home from the outside – construction, traffic, dogs barking, horns, airplanes overhead, etc. When unpleasant noise enters your ears, the area in your brain called your amygdala processes it. The amygdala is the part of your brain responsible for detecting danger and causes you to feel fear, panic, or a “fight or flight” syndrome. The unpleasant noise causes your amygdala to produce chemicals like cortisol and adrenaline. It also activates your sympathetic nervous system, which raises your heart rate and blood pressure as well as produces inflammatory cells. When you are chronically exposed to unpleasant noises, the constant chemical release and activation of your sympathetic nervous system can lead to an increased risk of heart attacks, heart disease, or strokes. Hearing the noise while you sleep still activates your sympathetic nervous system, leading to fragmented sleep and the same increased cardiovascular risk factors.
So how can you protect yourself from the deleterious effects of noise? One approach is to make your home more soundproof by installing hurricane impact windows. In addition to providing additional protection for your home during a hurricane, these windows can blunt up to 95% of the outdoor noises entering your home every day. Moreover, since hurricane impact windows are such a desirable feature in a home, they can enhance your home’s resale value.
You can tell how soundproof a window is by its Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating. A typical, single pane window has an STC rating in the 20s. In contrast, a window with soundproofing features could have a rating in the 50s.
CitiQuiet Windows and Doors is one of South Florida’s premier hurricane impact window retailers. We offer a wide array of brands and styles that will reduce your family’s exposure to noise pollution while seamlessly fitting in with the décor and architecture of your home. Call us today to experience the CitiQuiet level of quality and service firsthand.
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 The New York Times. Noise Could Take Years Off Your Life. Here Are the Health Impacts – The New York Times (nytimes.com). Accessed September 29, 2023.