Top 5 Benefits of Installing Soundproof Glass in Your Home
Your home is your haven, where you come back after a hard day at work to relax and unwind. Lately, this has become impossible because of how noisy our cities have become.
Earlier, only those who lived near main roads would complain about noise pollution, but now even the not-so-busy-streets are drowning in it. In the race towards urbanisation, noise pollution remains a massive problem.
Prolonged exposure to noise pollution can adversely affect your hearing, cause stress, fatigue and disturbed sleep. A practical solution to the problem of increasing levels of outside noise- be it the blaring of car horns, the racket from construction sites, your partying neighbours or the cacophonous neighbourhood where you live, is to opt for soundproof glass or acoustic glass for your home windows and doors.
Soundproof Glass: What Is It?
Soundproof glass or acoustic glass is essentially a laminated glass manufactured by joining two layers of glass with an interlayer of Polyvinyl Butyral or PVB in between them. This PVB interlayer bonds the glass sheets together, giving the glass a single-paned appearance. Moreover, the PVB interlayer acts as an acoustic layer that provides incredible sound-absorption properties.
The specialised PVB membrane, which is at the core of the glass, can help prevent sound frequencies from vibrating from one glass pane to another. Moreover, you can install soundproof glass in various thicknesses, based on the amount of sound insulation you require for your home.
Benefits of Opting for Soundproof Glass
Already evident, the most significant advantage of installing soundproof glass is that it can block outside noises from traffic, pedestrians, construction sites, etc. and provide sound insulation. Soundproof glass creates a near-impregnable barrier between the external noise and your ear and blocks external noise by up to 90%. Therefore, with soundproof glass, you can turn your home into a protective bubble.
As soundproof glass is essentially a laminated glass, it offers superior safety. Laminated soundproof glass is more robust and durable as compared to annealed glass. As the soundproof glass consists of an inner PVB interlayer, it does not break easily. If in a rare situation, this glass type does end up breaking, the glass pieces remain stuck to the PVB interlayer and don’t shatter, thereby giving the glass a spider-web-like appearance. As this glass does not shatter and fall out, it reduces the chances of you incurring injuries from the jagged glass shards.
Laminated soundproof glass is sturdier and tougher than ordinary glass. It can be constructed with multiple glass panes in different thickness, which makes it even sturdier. This characteristic provides your home with increased security. When you install soundproof glass in your windows and doors, it becomes difficult for intruders, thieves, or burglars to gain access to your home. This assures that your home is safe from theft or burglary, making soundproof glass an outstanding choice from a security standpoint.
If you are looking to enjoy an ideal temperature inside your home, you can accomplish that by opting for a Low-E coating on your soundproof glass. By going for a Low-E coating, the soundproof glass can insulate your home’s interiors optimally. During the summer, the low-E coated soundproof glass in your windows keep the interiors cool by reflecting the sun’s heat away. During winters, these glass windows prevent heat from escaping through them, therefore keeping the interiors comfortable. As a result of this, your need for artificial cooling or heating systems will reduce, which will automatically reduce your energy bills. This also makes the soundproof glass with Low-E coating an energy-efficient option for your home.
Soundproof glass not only improves your health by dampening nerve-shattering decibel levels but also protects you and your loved ones from harmful ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) rays. Installing laminated soundproof glass in windows and doors blocks harmful UV rays and protects you from solar glare. Moreover, installing laminated soundproof glass can protect your home’s upholstery, carpets, rugs, and other furnishings from the damaging effects of UV and IR rays.
When you are looking to get soundproof glass installed in your home, you will require window and door frames that are uniquely designed to cancel out outside noise, and there is only one place where you can find this- AIS Windows. We at AIS Windows provide a wide range of fenestration products in uPVC, wood, and aluminium substrates. Moreover, we follow international manufacturing standards and compliances. AIS Windows offers comprehensive services, from consultation to hassle-free installation undertaken by trained professionals and boast excellent after-sales support for complete customer satisfaction.
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