Whether you work in a metropolis or a small town, you aren’t immune to deafening cacophonies. When noise infiltrates your working space, focusing on work becomes a challenge. The constant distraction caused by honking horns on the streets or construction going on in the adjacent building not only decreases productivity but also increases the level of stress in your office. Continued exposure to noise can also bolster health issues for employees with pre-existing cardiac or neural problems.
Soundproofing every wall of an office is cumbersome. Moreover, noise can easily enter your working space through closed doors, even if your walls are soundproof. To ensure zero distractions due to noise, you must opt for soundproof doors and windows. However, remember that soundproofing should not be done at the expense of the aesthetics of your office. Instead of opting for opaque sound proof doors, choose acoustic glass doors for a sleek and pragmatic office.
Benefits of Soundproof Doors
Block Industrial Noise
Not all noise into your office comes from outside. Sometimes, in-office equipment such as printers, copiers, air-conditioners, and heaters make excessive noise. Even computers or speakers can be noisy. In such cases, having just soundproof walls won’t prevent noise by any means. Having sound proof doors, instead, will ensure that usual distractions from server rooms, water coolers, and other machines are entirely blocked.
Meetings, conferences, and urgent calls are essential parts of each workday. In most workplaces, cabins and conference rooms lay side by side. This enables the transmission of sound from one space within the office to another. As a result, meetings and conferences continually get disturbed, customer service call handlers cannot hear callers clearly, and instructions are not communicated effectively. If you do not want essential commands and voices to get lost in a sea of internal noise, you must have sound proof doors installed in your office. Sound proof doors made with high-quality acoustic glass do not restrict access within your workplace but also provide the optimum level of silence for all critical client and staff meetings, calls, and conferences.
No client wants to walk into your office only to encounter confusion, chaos, and noise all around. Such an image can forever tarnish your reputation and even make you lose essential clients. If you often host clients in your workplace, having a peaceful and sophisticated environment becomes a necessity. Moreover, having a soundproof office will reflect your commitment to protecting client privacy. If you want your workplace to appear private, organised, and welcoming, opt for sound proof doors, windows, and glass panels for both individual offices and common working spaces.
Employee stress levels increase considerably when unwanted noise infiltrates a workplace. The inability to focus on the task at hand transforms into reduced employee performance and later into loss of clients and revenue. Stressed and unfocused employees make your office space a circus of inefficiency. Reducing unwanted noise by using sound proof doors will allow your employees to be focused and dedicated, thereby boosting their productivity levels considerably.
How do Acoustic or Soundproof Doors Work?
Sound, being a mechanical wave, requires a material medium for propagation. Air, solids, and liquids are all conventional propagation mediums for sound. All of these mediums vibrate with a different frequency as sound waves pass through them, making the speed and frequency of transmission unique for each medium. To soundproof, there should be some hindrance to the transmission of soundwaves, i.e., a barrier between the source of the sound and the listener.
There are three ways to create such barriers – absorption, reflection, or dissipation of sound energy from the wave. Sound proof doors are made using the following three methods – Adding mass to the sound barring door by adding multiple layers of thick glass, creating an air space between two consecutive layers of glass in an acoustic door, and introducing a poly-vinyl butyral layer between two successive layers of glass.
Most modern soundproof doors are manufactured using the polyvinyl butyral layer method since it is the most effective. In some cases, double-glazed acoustic glass can be used to provide insulation of up to 40 decibels. For some frequencies, glass sound proof doors can provide sound insulation of 90-95%.
At AIS windows, we provide high-quality sound proof doors and windows for both residential and commercial spaces. Our acoustic glass doors are known to reduce noise by up to 42 decibels and are available in different types and styles. By incorporating fusion-welded and double-sealed soundproofing mechanisms for uPVC, aluminium, and wooden frames, we enhance the acoustics of your workplace with cutting-edge technology. Our experts understand your need to communicate a message with the design of your workplace and hence work in close cooperation to customise soundproofing solutions for your office. Using world-class aesthetics, we provide you with privacy, durability, acoustic-insulation, ecological-sustainability, and heat-insulation solutions with our windows and doors. Contact us today and get an expert consultation!