Installing new double glazing can be a great way to reduce noise in your home. In fact, it’s one of the most effective methods available today. Double glazing works by trapping air between two panes of glass, which helps to muffle sound waves. This makes it harder for sound to pass through windows and walls, so you experience less noise inside your home.
How do Double-Glazed Windows Block Out Excess Noise?
With double-glazed windows, you won’t believe the change in your home life. Traffic noise will sound like a faint murmur and if you live close to any interference, sleeping through the night will become easy and natural. Your environment will also be far healthier overall. Although it’s important not to get your hopes too high–double glazing isn’t entirely soundproof.
Noise is caused by vibrations in the air. When these vibrations hit a single glass pane, it amplifies the sound and passes it along to our ears. However, when you add an extra layer of glass with double glazing, the amount of vibration is greatly reduced, dramatically decreasing noise pollution.
Not only does double-paned glazing block out more noise, but when it’s properly installed, there are no gaps or cracks around the window. The sound hits the sealed frame, preventing vibrations from getting through. Additionally, the argon gas between the two window panes has different properties than regular air when it comes to handling soundwaves.
The panes in double-glazed windows don’t touch, which weakens the soundwaves and creates a quieter environment inside your home. In fact, these types of windows can lower noise levels by up to 31 decibels. However, they’re not completely soundproof.
Upgrade to Acoustic glass for extra
Double glazing is certainly helpful in reducing exterior noise, but if you’re looking for a more complete solution, Acoustic glass may be the answer.
The ideal level of noise from outside should be 35 decibels; however, traffic can elevate those levels to 70 decibels. If you live close to an airport, though, the noise could be even louder at 100 decibels. When this is coupled with the fact that we all want larger windows to enjoy the benefits of natural daylight as much as possible, this creates a major issue for homeowners.
To counter the noise pollution that often comes with city living, acoustic glass has been established. It is a more efficient sound insulator than normal glass and even double glazing because it was created specifically to resolve this problem.
What Is Acoustic Glass?
Acoustic glass can significantly reduce unwanted noise by filling the space in between two window panes with one or more sound-dampening interlayers. These layers are usually made of polyvinyl butyral (PBV), which bonds together to create a hydrocarbon compound inside the door or window unit.
Therefore, acoustic attenuation is enhanced because the glass becomes less flexible and another noise-dampening and mitigating layer have been added to reduce sound strength when it propagates through the glass.
Why Choose Acoustic Glass?
To enjoy a quieter home, you might want to switch out your regular windows for acoustic glass. It’s excellent in minimizing outdoor noise, perfect if you live near high-traffic areas like highways and airports, or by parks and schools. Plus, it cuts down on raindrop sounds when used in roofing or overhead glazing.
Not only can you use acoustic glass as a sound barrier for office buildings, but it will also add an extra layer of security to your windows with its impact-resistant properties.
Acoustic glass windows come in a variety of window finishes and styles to fit any home, whether contemporary or modern. This allows you to enjoy top-tier noise reduction with little upkeep required on your part. Plus, it doesn’t compromise the attractive aesthetic of your house! It’s never been easier to keep your property looking and sounding great at the same time!
Windows And Doors From Astraframe
Whether you’re looking for standard double-glazing windows and doors, or want to upgrade to acoustic glass. Astraframes Windows and Doors are designed to be both aesthetically pleasing and highly effective as a sound barrier.
All our products are created with excellent quality materials, professionally manufactured to the highest standards, and easy to install. Plus, we’ll be more than happy to give you all the advice you need in order to make the right decision for your home.
Astraframe can help you create a quieter environment inside your home, so you can enjoy all the peace and quiet you deserve. Contact us today to learn more about our range of Windows and Doors.