Ask Angie: Why do my new windows let in more noise?

April 18, 2015 12:01 AM

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Q: I recently replaced my single-pane windows with a dual-pane style. However, noise from outside seems louder than before. Why would this be?

A: You’re right to wonder about this. Double-paned windows generally provide better sound insulation than do single-pane versions. So if that’s not happening for you, quality issues may be the reason.

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