With cities growing every day, the same is also true of noise pollution. In fact, our towns and cities are expected to get much louder due to the growth of our population as well as due to urbanization. From construction to lawnmowers, this noise is not only a nuisance but it can also negatively impact our health. Recent studies have been showing a link between noise and increased levels of stress, anxiety, poor sleep and cardiovascular disease.
Soundproof windows offer protection against the intrusive noises of the outside world. They are touted as being particularly ideal for families with small children and are especially popular in busy cities where buses, ambulances and police typically drive by. They are also popular in homes that are near highways.With so many products on the market these days, do soundproof windows actually work or are they simply another fad?
Do Soundproof Windows Work?
It is more accurate to say that soundproof windows are actually sound reducing windows. However, they will block out 90 to 95 per cent of sound coming in. In this way, soundproof windows do work. Sound is reduced because the glass is thicker, more distance is added between the window panes and laminated glass is used.
It is also important to remember that soundproof windows are better at blocking out certain sounds than others. Sounds with low frequencies are more difficult to block out than sounds with high frequencies, such as chirping birds. However, soundproof windows are still very effective.
How to Find the Best Soundproof Windows
Keep in mind that some soundproof windows will be better than others. You will be able to choose a higher quality soundproof window by looking at the industry rating that measures how well it blocks out sound. You will find this information by looking at the sound transmission class (STC) scale. A higher number will yield a window that is better at reducing noise.
In summary, soundproof windows are the only way to permanently reduce the noise level in your home, despite the many quick fixes on the market. If you are looking to update your windows, consider Canglow Windows and Doors. We are a Canadian, family-run business with in-house manufacturing, meaning that every window can be customized exactly to your needs. Our windows are 100 per cent lead-free uPVC, which will save both trees and your health. We also offer expert installation each and every time. Contact us today for a free estimate.