Do You Want a Home That Lets in Less Sound? 3 Ways Your Window Can Help
If you live near a busy street, next to a park, or anywhere else where the outdoor sound can too easily get into your indoors, then you may be hoping for ways to reduce that sound in your home. The good news is that there are some options and one of them is new windows. Read on to learn three ways they can help reduce noise and then contact Charles Window for a free in-home consultation.
1. When your glass is thicker your home is more soundproof
If you add new soundproof windows with thicker glass panes, then your home will be significantly more soundproof than it is now. Take this example. If you have 3 mm glass and you replace it with 6 mm glass, you’ll be boosting the acoustical glass rating by as much as six points. This is a noticeable improvement but remember that anything more than 6 mm won’t have more soundproofing but will distort your view.
2. The larger your air gap the less the inside noise
It’s common for a window to use air gaps as insulation. This can reduce the amount of sound that gets in through the glass. It’s common for an air gap to range from 6.5 mm to 19.55 mm, with larger numbers absorbing more sound. If you want quieter windows, talk to Charles Window about larger air gaps.
3. Adding PVB laminate could make a big difference
There are many types of laminate you may use for your home and the option you choose can have a big impact on how much sound gets inside. PVB laminate is one of the newest options in the industry and its claim to fame is that it can significantly reduce sound. It’s often chosen for homes that are close to airports or located on busy roads.
It works by interlayering several types of laminate for a solid buffer. It also works with bigger air gaps and the thicker class as we’ve described above. If you need it, adding PVB laminate inserts made specifically for sound reduction can make a big difference too.
The best way to reduce noise through your windows
At the end of the day, the best way to reduce the noise that’s allowed in through your windows is to contact Charles Window for a free in-home consultation. We can consider your needs, the available products, your budget, and other factors to find the best way forward.