Summer is a time to celebrate. For Rod McDee and the Rod Squad*, it’s also the best time to highlight the daily advantages of installing impact-resistant windows and doors. The perk you’ll hear them talking up most often – and most enthusiastically – is sound abatement.
“Impact windows and doors from CGI® are essential for keeping your home quieter and more peaceful all year long,” says Squad co-founder, Penny. “But they add exceptional value in the summer when everything is a bit more festive, and so many more activities and events take place outdoors.”
Rod puts it another way: “Impact products are the nemesis of sound pollution!”
He’s not wrong. CGI® impact-resistant windows and doors can make homes up to 63%** quieter every day. That means lawnmowers, barking dogs, construction noise, your neighbor’s annual bash, and other sounds of summer are dramatically quieter than ever before. That includes the thunderstorms and those fireworks that drive your poor pets crazy every Fourth of July .
Why are impact windows so good at reducing noise?
The laminated glass that makes impact windows and doors formidable enough to withstand the damage caused by hurricanes and tropical storms, also offers significant outdoor noise reduction.
Built for strength with layers of glass, CGI® impact-rated products effectively absorb noise to keep every room of your home quieter. Though not completely soundproof, they can help create a calming indoor environment during a weather event as well as when you’re working, entertaining, or just relaxing .
Quieter and more efficient
Don’t worry about feeling cooped up with the windows closed. While CGI® windows and sliding glass doors offer abundant ventilation while open, they also help keep home climates comfortable when shut.
The insulating energy efficiency boost that impact-resistant windows offer upon installation makes heating and cooling more effective, which can bring monthly energy bill savings even during the summer.
What can our windows and doors do for your home? Find a CGI® impact expert in your area to learn more.
*Rod McDee and the Rod Squad are fictional characters and are not CGI employees. All actions are for entertainment purposes and do not represent actual certification tests and quality assurance.
**Sound reduction percentage is based upon the Sentinel Aluminum Picture Window’s (PW130) OITC rating compared to a single-pane window with an OITC rating of 19. Actual results may vary.