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How Does Insulated Vinyl Reduce Outdoor Sound?

Thursday, April 19th, 2018 by Michael Gabrian

It’s safe to say we’ve all been in a situation where noise from outside seemed to just penetrate through your walls and just bounce around in your home. There are a couple of solid ways to reduce the level of outdoor noise coming into your home, one being insulated vinyl.

Let’s talk about how insulated vinyl can help to reduce the level of noise coming into your home.

What Makes Insulated Vinyl More Effective at Reducing Sound

When sound waves travel through the air and reach your home, they strike the initial surface and travel through the cavities until the sound makes its way inside.

The type of siding and how much insulation you have are big factors in how much sound can be blocked. Heavy, dense siding is especially effective. Insulated vinyl has a layer of foam under the vinyl which is really effective.

That layer of foam coupled with the insulation of your home act to absorb vibrations. This helps to reduce the sound from coming inside. There are actually three types of insulation that are a bit more effective at reducing noise levels, cellulose, fiberglass and foam insulation. If you had regular vinyl siding with no insulation, the sound waves would only have to move through empty air spaces and would have an easier time getting inside.

To conclude

Insulated vinyl’s inner foam helps to absorb sound waves, reducing noise from getting inside. One study showed that insulated vinyl can reduce up to 39% of outdoor noise. Coupled with insulation, you won’t have to worry about outdoor traffic, loud neighbors, etc.

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