If you have clicked through to this blog page, you are more than likely looking for some information regarding double glazing noise reduction and how your options vary.
You have come to the perfect place. The team at maghulldoubleglazing.com are experts in this field, and will happily guide you in your double glazed windows purchase.
You might be looking to drown out the sound of traffic from a busy road, or passing airplanes if you live near an airport. Perhaps you live near a music venue, and don’t want to have to contend with the constant sound of a rock band as you settle down for an evening. Or maybe you simply want to drown out any outside noise.
Whatever your needs for considering new windows to prevent outside noise from entering your home, double glazing is without question the way forward.
What is Considered to be Noise Pollution?
We fully understand that noise pollution to one person may not be considered as such by another. Only you know how much noise you can withstand in and around your home or office building, and as a result, only you can truly know how much you require some new double glazing noise reduction windows.
However, consider this, anything between 70-125 decibels is considered ‘high frequency noise’. To put that into context, a passing motorbike can reach up to 100 decibels.
Sound aside, the constant rumbling in your window fittings of passing traffic can cause your double glazing quality to depreciate over time.
More and more of us are now working from home. The previous figures of one in ten people working from their homes has increased massively during the Covid-19 pandemic. With many people relying on peace and quiet to concentrate during the working day, as well as while on important calls and team meetings, the need to block outside distractions has never been more important.
Similarly, in classrooms, it is essential that pupils aren’t distracted by outside noise, and well-fitted double glazing can help to ensure that this doesn’t become an issue.
In addition, prolonged or excessive noise pollution has been proved to have a detrimental impact on:
- Concentration levels
- Productivity levels
- Sleep quality
We recommend that you consider exactly which part of your home is letting the noise in. This can often be through trickle vents, letter boxes, cat flaps, fireplaces and keyholes.
Of course, poorly-fitted windows can be a factor, and is the most common reason behind increased noise pollution. Windows that do not close properly will, without question, be a major cause of increased sound around your property.
Double Glazing Noise Reduction: The Science
You may not be overly interested in the science behind how double glazing works. For those of you that are, allow us to explain.
To reduce the amount of sound that comes through your window, you must improve the barrier between the original source of the sound and your ears.
This can be done in three ways, all of which can be sorted by the Maghull Double Glazing team:
- Add a larger gap between the window panes – double glazing is the best way of doing this. Read our blog on the difference between old and new double glazing
- Make the windows themselves thicker
- Install a laminate soundproof glass comprising of two layers of glass with an interlayer commonly made from polyvinyl butyral (PVB). This type of glass is used to increase what is known as the sound insulation rating of a window
As mentioned above, Maghull Double Glazing can own the process from start to finish, after an initial assessment has been carried out to figure out which option is best for your property.
Nature actually lends itself to the performance of double glazed windows. The speed of sound is recorded at around 700mph, and arrives in our ears in the forms of pressure waves.
When this pressure wave hits a singular window, it passes through to the other side with minimal fuss. However, there is more to it than simply fitting a second layer of glass.
A well-fitted window will allow for no tiny gaps around the outside for noise to pass through. With the Maghull Double Glazing range, the sound will hit a sealed frame that contains multiple chambers of varying materials.
The Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating measures how effective a window is at noise reduction. The ratings relate to decibels and refers to the average level of noise stopped at 18 different frequencies. On average, a window can have an STC rating of anything from 18 to 38. Our experts are on hand to ascertain this rating and advise from there.
How Much Do Double Glazing Windows Cost?
You can expect to pay anything between £300 – £600 for your new double glazing windows. Where on that scale your new windows lie can rely on a variety of factors:
- Size of window
- Number of windows
- Type of glass used
- Style of window
Take a read of our recent blog detailing the average price for new windows to learn more.
Our professional installers can visit your property and give you a more accurate price. Give us a call on 0151 526 8200 to book in your appointment today.
Get in Touch With the Specialists
We sincerely hope that, after reading our blog on double glazing noise reduction, you have a better understanding of why they are so important.
We don’t expect you to know exactly which type of window you are looking to install, that’s what our experts are there for.
We have over 40 years of window fitting experience and have serviced over 30,000 customers in the Merseyside area. We pride ourselves on being the window specialists of Liverpool, and our desire to go above and beyond for our local customers is what sets us apart from the rest.
We are open 9am-5pm from Monday through to Saturday. We’re only too happy to take your call, and can also be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.