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Soundproof Windows: What They Are & How They Work

The sound of dogs barking at night, cars honking in the morning, or music from a neighbor throwing a party can drive anyone nuts. If you experience these inconveniences, soundproof windows may be the solution.

While it’s impossible to block out 100% of the noise outside your house, soundproof windows are the closest you can get to a peaceful, quiet home.

What Are Soundproof Windows?

As the name suggests, soundproof windows are windows that block out most of the outside noise. These noise-reducing windows are made using multiple, thicker, and/or laminated panes of glass with larger air gaps between panes, which further reduces sound transfer.

These characteristics make soundproof windows popular with homeowners who live in cities, near highways or main roads, or with noisy neighbors.

The Benefits of Soundproof Windows

While there are many ways to make your home more soundproof without using window designs for noise reduction, it would take many additions and adjustments to reach that ideal level of silence.

These adjustments would include sealing leaky window frames, insulating walls, reinforcing or upgrading your siding, and possibly running a white noise machine. All of which would be expensive or ineffective without soundproof windows doing the heavy lifting.

Aside from noise reduction, soundproof windows also offer:

  • Energy efficiency, saving you money each month
  • Window condensation prevention
  • Increased property value
  • Quick installation
  • And more!

How Do They Compare to Single-, Double-, and Triple-Pane Windows?

Soundproof windows come in a variety of styles, including awning, casement, single- and double-hung, slider, and specialty shapes. After choosing which kind best fits your desired aesthetic, there’s the matter of selecting the window type.

The type you choose will depend on how much noise you’d want to block out, along with a few other factors, including:


One of the differences between single-, double-, triple-pane is the amount and type of materials used to make them. Here, our materials include vinyl, wood, aluminum, and fiberglass.

Whichever you choose, soundproof windows will generally be more expensive than non-soundproof windows because they inherently use more material. They can also increase your home’s property value due to their richer aesthetic and long-lasting build.


Because soundproof windows have more reinforcement in terms of materials and build, they’re exponentially more durable than non-soundproof windows.

Laminated windows are particularly durable, as there’s an extra coating that makes these windows less prone to cracking and breaking, making them more secure than non-soundproof windows. Single-pane soundproof windows offer excellent durability, though triple-pane windows are much more durable.


The more panes in a window, the more noise-canceling ability it has. Triple-pane windows are the most effective for reducing the amount of outside noise that gets into your home. There’s also an energy-efficiency difference among single-, double-, and triple-pane windows.

Triple-pane windows offer the highest level of energy efficiency as it helps with draft reduction and UV light transference, allowing them to keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Installing soundproof windows in your home can help create a calm, quiet, and relaxing environment for you and your loved ones.

Contact us online or call 1-800-370-8751 for professional soundproof window installation services.

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