We used Encore Windows for a soundproofing project in concert with the exterior refacing of our house. One of the core elements of the project was reducing street noise, which was substantial.
Anthony was helpful throughout the entire planning process, and was always willing to talk through options and provide advice. The Encore team is clearly knowledgeable about sound reduction.
We added BQuiet windows to 2 bedrooms and the main floor. The "casual" street noise from cars is completely eliminated. We do still here muted bus noises, and of course all the people who have decided their value-add to this world is to remove their mufflers on their cars and motorcycles. Overall, I'd ballpark it at an all-in reduction of 75-85% of noise - a substantial improvement. The BQuiet windows definitely make a significant difference, while blending in very well with the interior. The Exterior windows are very sharp.
Overall, we're very pleased with the windows themselves. The folks handling some other interior soundproofing work (insulation, creation of window openings etc) were very complimentary of George's expertise on installation day.
We have additional windows to replace in the house, and will hopefully be able to work with Encore again. Thanks to Anthony and the Encore team for their help.
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