STC 44 Replacement Windows - Options?
Hi, new to the forum. I recently bought a place in Chicago -- great location, but grossly underestimated the noise level from the nearby freeway.
I'm looking at replacement windows and have read quite a bit on here -- most threads seem a couple years old, so I am reposting on this topic.
Does anyone have any recommendations for a STC 40 (ideally 44), operable window? Cost is a slight issue, but I am only looking for 2 bedroom windows on the streetside -- peace of mind may justify a higher price.
Specifically, it looks like Atrium Silent Guard would work. Older threads have bashed Atrium. Has anyone had any positive recent experience with this company?
What about Kolbe? Their double-hung (not my preferred -- would rather casement) has a high STC and might work.
I'm also looking at Loewen, but without having a quote, they seem quite expensive?
Lastly, I have considered Jen Weld, but recent posts here give me pause.
Any other options? I'd be particularly interested if there was anyone could offer options in Chicago/SE Wisconsin.
Anyway, long post. All insight is greatly appreciated!