Noise is a constant companion of life in apartments and cottages, especially those located in busy communities. Causes of noise pollution – street traffic, construction work, many other sources. To ensure a comfortable and quiet environment inside the house, it is important to take effective soundproofing measures. And one of the main solutions in this direction is the installation of vinyl windows, which have good insulating characteristics.
What double-glazed windows are made of
PVC windows are structures consisting of two or more glass panels separated by air gaps. They are designed to improve the thermal and acoustic insulation properties of double-glazed windows. Depending on the number of glass panels and gaps, windows can be double or triple.
Vinyl insulated glass units are manufactured using frames made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a material that is characterized by strength, weather resistance and good insulating properties.
Operating principle of double-glazed windows
Vinyl windows reduce noise due to their unique construction. And an important element is the air or gas gap between the panes, which serves as an additional barrier to the penetration of sound waves. These waves, hitting the surface of the glass:
- are partially reflected;
- partially through the glass;
- attenuate in the gap.
Thus, when the sound reaches the second glass panel, its intensity is already significantly reduced.
To enhance the effect, triple glazing uses two air gaps, which further reduces noise penetration. In addition, the gaps can be filled with inert gases such as argon or krypton, which have better insulating properties than normal air. Therefore, replacing windows with new glass is a quick solution to a complex problem.
Technical aspects of acoustic insulation
The soundproofing performance of vinyl insulated glass units also depends on the thickness of the glass and the distance between panes. Thicker glass and larger spacing between panes provide better sound insulation. Also important is the overall quality of the window assembly, including airtightness and proper installation.
Double-glazed vinyl windows
Double glazing consists of two glass panels separated by an air or gas gap. The frames are made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which is not only resistant to external influences, but also has good thermal insulation properties.
Advantages and limitations
The main advantage of double glazing is its ability to significantly reduce street noise, while being lighter and less expensive than triple glazing. They also provide good thermal insulation, which is important for saving on heating costs. Therefore, installing double-glazed windows is a cost-effective solution.
However, compared to triple glazing, double glazing is less effective in sound insulation and heat retention. This can be critical in areas with particularly high noise levels or in harsh climates.
These models consist of three glass panels and two air or gas gaps. The design provides even greater sound insulation and thermal efficiency. PVC frames additionally contribute to the insulation properties of the window due to their density and resistance to external influences.
Advantages and comparison with double-glazed units
The advantage of triple glazing is its high efficiency in sound insulation and heat retention. This makes them an ideal choice for regions with extreme climatic conditions or for homes located in very noisy areas. They also provide better protection against street noise than double glazing.
However, replacing windows with triple-pane windows is a more expensive endeavor. The models are heavier, which may require reinforcement of the window opening structure. Their weight can also affect the durability of the window hardware. Therefore, the hardware is installed only durable and high-quality. And our window installation company guarantees flawless operation of even the heaviest models of double-glazed windows.
Selecting and installing
It is important to consider the following factors when choosing vinyl double-glazed windows for your home:
- Noise level and climatic conditions. In areas with high noise levels or harsh climates, it is recommended to choose triple glazing.
- Budget. Double glazing is a more economical option, but with less sound insulation.
- Energy efficiency requirements. Triple glazing provides better thermal insulation, which can be important for heating savings.
Recommendations for installation and maintenance
The installation of double-glazed windows should be carried out by qualified professionals from our company to ensure proper sealing and maximum insulation efficiency. It is also important to regularly check the condition of the double-glazed units, especially the seals and hardware, to maintain their functionality and longevity.
What our company Canglow offers
Based in Edmonton, our Edmonton based company perduces high quality window and door installation services in the Manning – North Star, Notikewin, Hotchkiss, Lone Star, Deadwood and Hawk Hills areas. We specialize in providing a wide range of double and triple glazed windows, including both double and triple glazing options that are ideal for all homes and uses.
On our Canglow website you will find a wide range of window configurations including:
- slider (sliding) windows;
- double-glazed and blind double-glazed windows;
- many other options.
Our models meet different needs and preferences. We strive to provide every customer with windows that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also functional, energy efficient, and have excellent soundproofing properties.
In addition, our selection includes metal or fiberglass entry doors that offer reliability, security, and style. The patio doors we offer are suitable for adding grace and light to your home, creating a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. We are also pleased to offer a bespoke door service, giving you a unique product that is completely tailored to your specific requirements and desires. We replace doors with high quality, aesthetically pleasing models.
How much our windows cost
If you are looking for inexpensive but quality double and triple glazed windows in Alberta, then our company is exactly what you need. We offer very attractive prices on all the window models featured on our website. We guarantee that you will find the perfect solution to suit your needs and budget.
Our customers can take advantage of significant rebates as high as 25%, saving a significant amount of up to $5,600 on the installation of Energy Star certified windows. These windows are ideal for Alberta’s capricious climate, as they are specifically designed to provide high energy efficiency and reliability in extreme weather conditions.
In addition, our customers can take advantage of the Greener Home Grant, which provides additional incentives and support when choosing energy efficient solutions for their homes. This not only helps reduce the initial purchase cost, but also provides long-term savings on heating and cooling bills.
Do you want to order replacement doors or double-glazed windows? We invite you to contact us. Call our central office. Our team will provide you with all the information and assistance you need. We guarantee high quality service so that you can enjoy the peace and comfort of your home for many years!
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