Our windows and doors often let in the most noise from the outside so it is important that they are adequately insulated. One of the benefits of new uPVC double glazed windows is effective sound-proofing.
In this modern day and age it is a fact of life that we can all suffer from noisy neighbours, loud traffic or other forms of noise pollution from time to time.
This can lead to loss of sleep, be a general annoyance or even cause stress and make you uncomfortable in your own home. Luckily, there is a solution with new uPVC double glazed windows and doors.
Airtight Double Glazed Windows
As sound is transmitted through air, the fact that there is a sealed unit between the outside of the property and the internal living area means that it is harder for noise to travel through double glazed windows. This is because the area between the two panes of glass of a double glazed window is airtight.
Installing uPVC double glazing throughout your property can substantially reduce the level of noise pollution you will experience giving you a quieter more relaxing home to enjoy. Double glazed windows can actually reduce noise by up to 35 decibels.
All Round Efficiency
Sound proof double glazing will also improve the energy efficiency of your home since uPVC windows and doors are supplied and installed with state of the art gaskets and weatherseals that let less heat out and less cold in. In turn this will reduce your heating bills and increase the value of your home.
You can further enhance the sound insulation of a double glazed window by:
- Creating a wide cavity between the panes of glass
- Upgrade to thicker glass
- Differing the thicknesses of the glass panes
- Having an efficient insulating window frame
- Use special laminated acoustic glass
Acoustic glass has been designed specifically, to help insulate windows against external noises. It has a sandwich of two or more sheets of glass which is heat or pressure bonded together with one or more acoustic polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers.
Laminated acoustic glass can help reduce noise levels by up to 35 decibels. Perfect if you live next to a busy road. These interlayers are effective at reducing noise by weakening the energy of the sound waves as they travel through the glass.
Acoustic glass is recommended by double glazing experts for its exceptional levels of sound proofing, insulation and even security. It can be very effective when used in either commerical or domestic buildings and especially when applied to products such as windows, doors, skylights and conservatories.
Secondary glazing is when another slim-line window is added to your existing windows. This is a cost effective and efficient method of enhancing sound insulation. If you are unable to replace your existing windows with double glazing then secondary glazing is an ideal solution.
Secondary glazing is recommended for Listed Buildings and conservation areas. Constructed from strong, light weight aluminium, the glazing can be made to be very discreet.
With any glazing however, it is important to ensure that all panes are sealed and there are no gaps that allow noise to pass through. When it comes to sound proofing your door, a really heavy solid door installed with weatherseals will ensure the door is airtight when closed.
Get A Double Glazing Quote
To find out the cost of double glazing why not create an online quote on our website? It’s quick and easy and will give you a good idea of average double glazing prices.
The great thing is whichever style of double glazed window you choose for your home, it will still offer you the benefit of noise reduction and energy efficiency.