Urban traffic sound is one of the main reasons of stress and fatigue. Ordinary glass is a good conductor of sound waves. With most homes and offices coming up in high traffic zones there has been a pronounced shift in people looking for ways to reduce external sound inside.
There is an increasing demand for acoustic glass, particularly on busy and noisy streets and also in areas close to the airport. Acoustic glass is a laminated glass with 50-60% sound reduction. Thus less noise, less stress. Studies have shown that people are more productive, more creative and more comfortable, when unwanted noise is reduced . That means better value for residential consumers who want to enjoy home entertainment like the television, music, or maybe just some quiet time at home. It means more professionally designed theaters and entertainment venues. And improved privacy spaces, for home based businesses, medical clinics, counseling rooms and professional practices.
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How does it work?
Noise levels are measured in decibels (dB).
A comfortable sound level is around 35dB in daytime and 30dB at night.
Acoustically insulating glass cuts out excess sound and the harmful effects of noise and is particularly effective in buildings near to high streets, urban traffic, motorways, train stations and airports.
The acoustic glass within a double-glazed unit comprises a special interlayer which acts as a dampening core to prevent sound frequencies from vibrating from one pane of glass to the other. This absorbs and weakens sound energy, helping to act as a barrier to noise.
This plastic interlayer also has the additional safety and security properties of laminated glass (see a safety and security glass section).
Your home should be a place where you can shut out the world and escape the pressures of your working day. By fitting acoustic windows you can keep noise at bay and enjoy your surroundings in peace and quiet.
Acoustic glazing forms an effective barrier to external noise allowing you to sleep restfully in a tranquil environment.
You can enjoy your home at a sensible noise level so you can relax and unwind without additional stress.
Your family can study and concentrate without the distraction of excessive noise.
Reduce impact noise, particularly on conservatory roofs when it is raining.
Acoustic glass can be combined with many other products for multi-functional glazing, such as thermal insulation, solar control, low-maintenance and decorative glass.