23 Nov

Reasons for Replacing Old Windows with Soundproof Windows

Posted 5:21 am, November 23, 2019 by / Category: UPVC Windows ,Windows

Replacing Old Windows with Soundproof Windows

Your home is a safe haven from the outside world. It acts as a getaway from your stressful life – a place where you can go to unwind with your family and melt your troubles away. But imagine entering your home to relax only to be awoken at 2 am by your noisy neighbours throwing a party when all you want is a good night’s sleep. Or worse, imagine when you want to sleep in on your day off only to be disturbed by the kids squealing and playing on the street.

Similarly, even your office needs peace and quiet to allow you to focus on your work. Your workplace is where you manifest creative ideas, have a seamless flow of ingenious thoughts and engage in interactive brainstorming sessions. However, an office situated on a noisy street can distract you from your work resulting in poor performance. Even a noisy bullpen can break your train of thoughts during a presentation and negatively impact a meeting with an important client.

But apart from disturbing your peace and ruining your work ethics, being subjected to excessive noise can also have adverse effects on your physical and mental health. Disturbed sleep, anxiety and fatigue are merely the tip of the iceberg. So, if you have ever been through any of the situations mentioned above, you must definitely consider replacing your old windows with soundproof windows.

Why Should I Install Soundproof Windows?

Now, you may think to yourself- I can just shut all the doors and windows to minimise external noise, but the fact of the matter is that the problem of noise pollution is much deeper than imagined. Yet, many people prefer normal windows over soundproof windows due to lack of awareness about their functionality and how important they are for our health.

In cities with rapid urbanisation, construction and renovation projects have raised significantly leading to a tremendous rise in noise pollution levels. And while you learn to tune out the noise of heavy machinery as white noise, they may be slowly but steadily damaging and weakening your eardrums. Several studies have shown a direct link between noise pollution and increased anxiety, high blood pressure, depression, cardiovascular diseases as well as hypertension. Over time, it can also trigger chronic stress, loss of memory, irritability, and short temper.

As you can see, noise pollution isn’t just annoying it’s plain bad for your health. While you cannot escape the outdoor noise, you can control your indoor atmosphere to protect yourself from the adverse effects of noise pollution. Installing soundproof windows ensures the wellbeing of your entire family as well as your employees. Despite understanding the importance of protecting themselves from the woes of noise pollution, several people may not understand the science behind soundproof windows which may lead to ignorance. So, in the next sections, we shall explain how soundproof windows work and how they can increase the efficiency of your homes and offices.

How Do Soundproof Windows Work?

Manufactured with double or triple glazing, soundproof windows are essentially insulated windows. Double and triple-glazed windows are typically made up of two or three panes of glass respectively with a layer of inert air called argon gas sandwiched between each layer. Since argon gas is known to be an excellent insulator of sound, it helps to cancel out any external noise and keeps your home noise-free. And the higher the number of glazing layers, the better the efficiency of the windows to block out noise. However, it is important to note that no window can be made 100% soundproof.

Now, the previous statement may make you think that soundproof windows are just a marketing gimmick but let’s take a look at it from a deeper perspective. The soundproofing capacity of a window is rated on a sound transmission class (STC) scale and the higher the number, the better the window’s noise-cancelling features.

Moreover, AIS Windows offers cutting-edge technology to enhance the noise-cancelling features of your window glass. Our world-class noise-cancelling laminated glass can effortlessly reduce sound penetration by up to 42 decibels. It is designed with a special PVB interlayer to reduce external noise. However, AIS not only offers noise-blocking window glass but also noise-cancelling window frames. Our fusion-welded and double-sealed mechanism in uPVC and aluminium frames helps to further block out excessive noise to ensure a truly noise-free and peaceful indoor environment.

So, stop thinking about the stress being caused by noise and rush over to AIS Windows- the one-stop-shop for all your window needs. We offer expert consultation services right from the selection up until the final installation of your soundproof windows to ensure maximum satisfaction. We even offer complete customisation of products in wood, uPVC and aluminium substrates to truly enrich your lifestyle through enhanced aesthetics. Get in touch with us today!

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