One of the greatest luxuries of the 21st century is a sense of privacy. In all of the desirable rental homes, townhomes, and apartments developed by Marcus Hiles and Western Rim Property Services, residents enjoy the solace of a quiet living environment. Among the multitude of high-end conveniences offered within the Hiles communities, one sought-after amenity cannot be seen out in the open, yet its effects are unmistakable: the peace and quiet of a home treated with full depth cellulose sound insulation.
Across Marcus Hiles’ 15,000 upmarket residencies throughout Texas, cellulose sound insulation is responsible for giving renters the feeling of having their own hideaway from the outside world. Though the properties exhibit the developer’s vision of community-centric features, such as shared recreation centers and championship golf courses, HIles understands the need for residents’ private home life—one without any audible interference from the world outside or next door. Full depth cellulose is exceptionally effective in its ability to prevent intrusive sound. While most insulation provides some noise reduction by inhibiting sound from traveling through walls and between floors, dense packing cellulose weakens volumes by limiting the passage of sound along cavities in a building’s structure. According to the Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association, cellulose insulation products have an NRC (Noise Reduction Coefficient) rating ranging upwards of .80 or higher, meaning that it absorbs 80% or more of the sound with which it comes into contact. With a composition roughly three times more dense than standard fiberglass, it affords a vast improvement over the other most common type of home insulation.
All homes developed and built by Marcus Hiles benefit from the cellulose sound insulation as it helps lower energy consumption and provides a greener living space. Cellulose is most often composed of recycled waste newspaper, and in the interest of safety, is chemically treated to be fire retardant. With the professional installation techniques utilized on Hiles properties, cellulose seals walls and limits convection, assisting in efficient heating and cooling during cold and hot seasons, thereby reducing utility bills. A study by the University of Colorado School of Architecture and Planning proved that cellulose loses 26.4% less heat energy over time versus than fiberglass. Couple this sensible construction choice with Hiles’ other ecological and economical details and it becomes immediately clear why properties developed by Marcus Hiles both sound and feel truly luxurious. The homes’ high-quality weather stripping keeps cooled air in, the dual pane windows reduce heat loss by as much as 75 percent, and attics are equipped with highly reflective radiant barrier roof panels that reflect heat and “reduce up to 97 percent of heat transfer, making attics about 30 degrees cooler,” says Hiles. From the Lone Star State’s sweltering summers to the chilliest winter nights, the full depth cellulose sound insulation of Hiles homes ensures privacy and comfort year round.
Marcus D. Hiles launched Western Rim Properties in 1990 after recognizing the unmet demand for accommodations with state-of-the-art amenities. Today, his companies manage over 15,000 luxury residential rental homes, townhomes, and apartments across Texas. In addition to his unwavering commitment to energy efficiency, Hiles’ has contributed significant capital to the improvement of public parks, lakes, streams, and greenspace, and his company plants enough trees each year to remove or sequester 75 tons of carbon dioxide. Looking to the future, Hiles’ remains focused on developing luxurious accommodations that integrate eco-conscious design and scenic beauty.
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