Windows serve several purposes in our homes and businesses. In the distant past, people built their homes from timber and often did not leave openings for windows. The primary reason for windowless cabins was quite simple: they didn’t have glass to fill the space. If they wanted to allow light in, they sometimes used heavy paper or animal skin treated with wax or grease so it would last for a short while.
So, one reason to have windows is to allow light into the room. Glass windows allow the people inside to see outside, of course, which is a second reason to have windows in a home. But the primitive cabin windows and earlier glass windows did not have the benefit that is available with some of the newest designs. They did not reduce noise from outside.
If you lived in a cabin miles from anyone else, outside noise was not an issue. But in this noisy modern world, traffic noise and other sounds can be disturbing to the occupants of a home. If you must live with noise at work throughout the day, you probably want to enjoy quiet time at home. Many new homes have double-glazed windows or triple-glazed windows. But even these may not reduce noise levels enough to satisfy you. Is there an alternative?
The simple answer is yes. Secondary glazing can help reduce noise levels that may make their way through other windows. In the best scenario, street sounds may be reduced up to 80%. To find out more, visit Granada Glazing discuss noise reducing windows here. Many people have yet to hear of this reasonable alternative. Secondary glazing involves placing an internal window fitted to the windowsill or fixed to the wall. The minimum gap between this additional window and the original glass should be 150mm.
The benefit comes from breaking up or interrupting the sound waves that pass through the first panes of glass. Glass for the secondary window is available in 6.4mm, 6.8mm, and 8.8mm thickness. The best acoustic performance comes from using 8.8mm clear acoustic glass with a gap of 200mm between the primary and secondary windows.
Slimline aluminium frames for secondary glazing can be made to accommodate all window styles. They are available in more than 200 colours so you should be able to find just what you need for your home. The leading suppliers of secondary glazing deliver products manufactured in the UK. Most customers can expect to have their new units delivered in 10 days or less from the date of order. A network of installers and trade partners make it possible to provide this service throughout the country.
If you have considered upgrading your windows to get better noise reduction, you may want to visit the website and learn more about what is available. These secondary windows have been used in a number of construction and renovation projects, allowing property owners and developers to meet all building code requirements while achieving significant noise reduction. Start now by calling for a quote.