Have windows improved that much?
My house was built in the early 90's. It has double pane windows with a metal frame. My heating and cooling bills are reasonable..at least for north Texas anyway. So improving energy efficiency isn't a major concern, however blocking outside highway noise is. I've been told that just changing my windows to new vinyl windows will be a major improvement. I had cheap vinyl windows in my last home and could still hear
outside sounds like the pool filter and birds chirping. Those sounds weren't a problem but make me wonder how much sound really would be blocked by today's windows. I'd appreciate any guidance. Thank you!