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How Different Sidings Reduce Noise Pollution in Commercial Buildings

Outdoor sounds like cars honking, trucks roaring, people shouting, and construction work being done can disrupt commercial activities, especially if the noise is ongoing. So, it pays to be proactive when ensuring your commercial property stays quiet inside—something that commercial tenants appreciate. And one of the best ways to achieve sound insulation is with today’s noise-reducing siding options.

Prevent noise pollution by choosing a siding material that helps dampen sounds to create soothing, appealing interior spaces within your commercial property.

What Helps a Siding Insulate Commercial Buildings from Noise Intrusion?

While you can’t entirely soundproof your commercial property, a good siding choice will help to muffle common outside noises such as cars and parking lot traffic. There are several features that can make it possible for siding on the exterior to keep things quieter and more peaceful on the interior of your building. They include:

  • Material — Some materials are simply more effective than others at blocking noises like cars and street noises, keeping tenants happy with their rental spaces.
  • Thickness — A thick, dense, heavy siding provides more of a sound barrier than thin siding.
  • Insulation — Some sidings come with an insulated backing which can muffle vibrations and lessen noise intrusion.

Siding Materials to Consider for Noise Reduction

Here’s some good news—it’s entirely possible to reduce the intrusion of outdoor noise into a commercial building, while also getting beautiful, durable curb appeal and performance from your siding. These materials can give you the best of both worlds:

Fiber Cement Siding

A strong, durable material, fiber cement is an appealing choice when it comes to stopping annoying sounds from penetrating your commercial building’s rental spaces. Designed to resist a host of elements that seek to wear down your exterior—from pests to fire and weather—fiber cement is intentionally thick and heavy to provide long-lasting performance.

At American Way Exteriors, we install America’s #1 fiber cement siding—James Hardie. As a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor, we keep our team well trained and knowledgeable so you get a precise installation done right the first time.

Vinyl Siding

As a material, vinyl is lightweight and easy to install. It’s also easy to care for and cost-effective, offering commercial property owners a strong return on investment. Vinyl is also dense in its structure, which helps it to block sounds. And many vinyl siding options come with insulation as an added layer of protection.

Our team recommends Mastic vinyl siding, as its outstanding insulation value and high performance are matched with beautiful colors and styles, so you can achieve a commercial property that looks and performs well over the years.

Engineered Wood Siding

With its dense organic structure, wood can be quite effective at keeping noise intrusion at bay. But natural wood is costly to maintain, so it’s not an obvious choice for commercial properties that benefit from low-maintenance materials. To achieve simple upkeep and lasting performance, choose engineered wood instead.

Engineered wood is made of wood fibers that are bonded together with a strong, durable resin—giving you the look of wood with much less maintenance required. Its heavy, dense makeup muffles sounds and keeps your building interior quieter.

At American Way Exteriors, we install LP SmartSide siding, which is highly respected for its long-lasting, attractive wood-grain appearance, coupled with easy upkeep.

Choose the Right Siding and the Right Siding Team for Your Commercial Property Improvements  

When your Dayton, Ohio area commercial property is ready for a siding replacement, remember to factor in noise reduction in your siding material decision. Tenants appreciate having a space that is calm, peaceful, and quiet enough to maximize their enjoyment of your building—making it easier to attract and retain them.

At American Way Exteriors, we take pride in helping commercial property owners and property managers make smart choices for their siding. Check out the commercial siding services we offer, and see why we have a great reputation around town as the team to come to when your property is ready for an upgrade.

Read Our Rave Reviews

American Way Exteriors has earned numerous positive reviews for our outstanding service. Read about our customers’ pleasant experiences working with us, then contact us today to learn how we can improve your home with new siding and roofing.

"Jake Preston is amazing! We had wind damage to our roof. Jake assisted us through every step. Making sure we had no unanswered questions. His professionalism and kindness is unmatched. The crew was respectful and detailed oriented. Thank you Jake and American Way!"

Michelle G.

"Replaced the existing siding on my home. Contact and price were discussed thoroughly during the initial discussions. Workers arrived at the scheduled time and were professional in the removal, new installation, cleanup, and onsite conduct. Communication between supervisors, installers and myself was on a daily basis and any issues were addressed immediately. Would not hesitate to use this company again or recommend them."

Beecher R.

"We chose American Way Exteriors to replace our old vinyl siding with Hardie board siding and trim. Throughout the entire process we found the team to be very professional and receptive to our questions about the project. They were constantly in touch with us about when work would start, what to expect each day of the project, and followed up to see if we had concerns. As the project began it was very apparent our house had suffered from poor installation by the builder years ago. The American Way team worked to fix the problems, keeping us well informed along the way. We could not be happier with the finished project both cosmetically and structurally. This is definitely a company we highly recommend exterior projects!"

Kathy G.

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