The Science Behind Soundproofed Windows
If you currently live or have lived in a bustling city or near a main road, you will understand the impact noise can have on your day-to-day life. This blog aims to outline the key benefits and explain the science behind soundproofed windows.
The Need for Soundproofing
Noise isn’t just an annoyance, it can have a huge impact on your well-being and day-to-day life. From disturbing your sleep to adding to stress, the consequences are undeniable. Escaping the business of modern life and relaxing at home is becoming increasingly challenging. Whether it is rush hour traffic or boisterous celebration of neighbours, unwanted noise disrupts our peace.
How Soundproofing Works
To eliminate noise, sound waves need to be absorbed by a dense object. This absorption disrupts the frequency of soundwaves and causes the sound to be dampened.
When a soundwave hits the glass, the glass absorbs the frequency, begins to vibrate and transmits a different frequency to the other side. Some of the frequency is absorbed and the soundwaves are reduced. This is why people sound muffled when talking to them outside or through a closed window.
It’s important to note that to eliminate all noise, glass would need to be thicker than a brick wall.
The way around this is by using 2 pieces of glass separated by a gas layer, usually argon. You will know this as double-glazed windows. The initial glass pane absorbs a portion of the energy from the soundwaves, but it is the second pane that significantly diminishes its strength. Interestingly, the extent to which the soundwave is mitigated correlates directly with the width of the gap between the glass panes.
Benefits of Soundproofed Replacement Windows
Investing in well soundproofed replacement windows goes beyond just silencing external disturbances. The noise reduction is just one of the many benefits of soundproofing.
Whether you live in a bustling urban area or near a busy street, these windows create a quiet sanctuary, allowing you to enjoy a peaceful environment within your home. In addition to this, soundproofed windows contribute to the enhanced energy efficiency of your home. This not only saves energy but also translates into lower utility bills.
New windows should be seen as an investment rather than a cost. Modern efficient windows can increase the overall market value of your property. Potential buyers will appreciate the added benefits of a quiet and comfortable living space, just the same as you will.
Soundproofed windows not only keep external noise at bay but also provide an additional layer of security and privacy. The enhanced construction deters potential intruders as they are perceived as new and secure. Giving you peace of mind and a heightened sense of security.
Looking for Soundproofed Windows?
Investing in replacement windows is a practical step towards achieving serenity at home. If you’re looking to update your existing windows with some secure, insulated and noise-dampening windows that work as well as looking great, please get in touch. Give the team a call at 020 8648 0426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, We look forward to hearing from you.