Studies have shown that disturbance from external noise from any source can be detrimental to our health by interrupting a good night’s sleep.
Whether it’s from passers-by, planes, traffic or trains, excessive noise levels can penetrate your home through windows, disrupting the tranquillity of your home and damaging the likelihood of a good night’s sleep.
If unwanted noise is keeping you up at night, then help from Granada Secondary Glazing is at hand. Expertly fitted secondary glazing is an excellent, efficient and affordable acoustic solution that delivers an effective sound-proofing solution for any type of building.
Quality secondary glazing is leading the fight against noise pollution in residential and commercial buildings, offering both unique sound-proofing and thermal benefits, as well as enhancing security.
Key to minimising noise levels is the installation of an extra barrier – a discreet glass panel fitted to the inside of existing primary windows – that restricts the passage of sound waves through glass.
Fitted in addition to an existing single, double or triple glazed window, secondary glazing is a most effective way of cutting out external noise. When correctly installed, sealed and set the optimum distance from the internal face of the primary window, it can reduce noise levels by up to 80% or the equivalent of 54dB; this noise difference will turn the sound of a diesel bus to a whisper.
Studies have shown just 65 dB of noise can be problematic, while levels between 70-125 dB can be painful (a passing motorcycle may reach 100 dB), or above that, outright unbearable.
For the best acoustic performance, Granada Glazing advises that secondary glazing is installed with a gap from 150mm to 200mm from the main window. Where this gap cannot be achieved or for more challenging noise problems, the installation of an acoustic laminated glass is advised.
This turned out to be the best solution for a Nottingham homeowner who is sensitive to noise get a better night’s sleep by creating a quieter environment inside.
Despite triple-glazed windows in the architect-designed new detached home, outside noise from passers-by was still disturbing her rest. Granada’s sliding horizontal units were fitted with 6.4mm acoustic laminated glass as the additional noise reduction solution for the master bedroom’s floor to ceiling window.
On the same road-facing elevation, a smaller sliding secondary glazed unit was fitted in the lounge window to reduce noise from pedestrians using the pavement directly outside.
Although it wasn’t a noisy street, sensitivity to sound differs from individual to individual. For this couple, the addition of secondary glazing eliminated noise through the windows, helping to make a difference to their lives and their enjoyment of the property.
If noise intrusion is causing a problem in your home, why not call our technical team for expert advice on how secondary glazing can restore a peaceful and relaxing environment.
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