Another important aspect of deciding whether or not to replace windows that often goes overlooked is whether or not a home is excessively noisy. Cheap or inexpensive windows provide little to no noise reduction or noise protection. Those living in busy urban areas may find that window replacement is a smart and cost-effective way of improving overall quality of life. A dual pane window or windows incorporating laminated glass can substantially reduce overall noise levels inside of a home. Enjoying comfortable levels of noise and peace and quiet throughout the day can sometimes be as simple as upgrading existing windows.