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Cost-Effective Windows for Sound Reduction in Markham

June 8, 2015 / Author: Steve Gibson

We recently installed new vinyl windows for a customer in an older home backing onto Highway 7, who was constantly plagued with high-traffic noise. The original windows were inefficient single-pane sliders. We installed double-pane casements with argon gas and 4 mill / 3 mill glass. The argon gas dampens sound, acting as an insulator. The different thickness in 4 mill / 3 mill glass breaks up the sound waves, again reducing sound. The casement design, with two compression seals and one brush seal is the most efficient design to minimize air and sound infiltration. The installation was done brick to brick, allowing for a high-density foam insulation to be applied around the frame, again preventing air and sound from entering the house.

The installation resulted in a dramatic reduction in unwanted traffic noise and was achieved at a very reasonable cost to the homeowner. In future blogs we will discuss other sound reducing window installations, which although more expensive, offer further benefits, such as added security and performance. These include, foam filled frames, triple glass, laminated glass, Krypton gas and new from ‘Vinyl Built’, SSP (sound, security and performance) glass.

We Are Open - COVID-19 Update

At Edmunds we appreciate that this is a very difficult time for the community, requiring a very delicate balance on everyone’s part to contain the COVID-19 virus. We also understand that, inevitably, exterior maintenance and emergency repairs still need to be done.
Rest assured that Edmunds Home Improvements remains fully operational and available to meet the needs of our past and future customers. In doing so, every effort is being made to ensure the well-being of our staff and the community by maintaining proper health protocols.

Our showroom is now open to walk-in traffic. We are still offering minimal contact installations, which maintain physical distancing. Online quotes are available and encouraged. Call for details.

Wishing all Health and Safety
Steve Gibson
President