The best glass for noise and sound isolation will depend on the level of disturbance you experience. However, we strongly recommend using vacuum acoustic glazing instead of triple glazing.
When considering window replacements, it's important to understand the benefits of our glazing options, especially if you're looking to reduce the amount of noise entering your home. Surprisingly, triple glazing doesn't necessarily mean you'll benefit from a quieter home. In order to soundproof your home through windows, the glass needs to have a certain thickness with the right amount of space installed between each pane.
Noise pollution is defined as disturbance or excessive noise that may impair the activity or balance of human or animal life. As the population grows and modern technology develops, noise occurs more frequently and comes from more sources. Noise pollution can have very real effects on our bodies and minds. Research shows that noise pollution affects our health. They have shown that it causes stress and anxiety and increases blood pressure, which can lead to high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.
Reducing unnecessary noise aids concentration, contributes to better sleep, and leads to more relaxation and less stress. This becomes very important if you live near a busy road, rail line or airport, or even if you prefer peace and quiet. Your windows will be an important part of the noise pollution solution in your home. Glass conducts sound very well. A piece of glass or untreated glass does little to keep noise out of your home. If your home still has single pane windows and you want to increase your property value and reduce noise pollution, it may be time to upgrade.
Acoustic glass works by deflecting and dissipating sound waves. This is achieved in three ways:
The thicker the glass, the better its noise reduction performance. However, glass has a natural coincidence frequency (it amplifies the pitch of the sound), which is why double glazing is a better choice, with two different thicknesses of glass. Different thicknesses alter the sound waves as they pass through the unit to cancel out the coincident frequencies.
The larger the gap between the glass sheets, the better the acoustic performance of the soundproof glass. But we know your space is at a premium, and thick windows aren't practical. Noise can be reduced by filling the gaps between the glass sheets with argon and krypton gas, or by creating a vacuum between the glass sheets.
Laminated glass has a thin layer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) sandwiched between two pieces of glass to form an outer panel. PVB provides excellent acoustic performance by suppressing sound waves. It also makes it more difficult to crack. PVB prevents glass from shattering, and the window remains one piece, so it also increases safety.
The two pieces of glass are glued with a special sealing sheet, and then evacuated to form a vacuum glass. There is no sound transmission in a vacuum environment, and such vacuum glass has an unparalleled sound insulation effect. Vacuum glass was invented to improve the thermal insulation performance of glass. Unexpectedly, the sound insulation effect is also 10dB higher than that of ordinary insulating glass. So, vacuum glass is a great option if you need energy-efficient replacements for the windows in your home.
You'll notice a noticeable difference in soundproof glass, especially if it means you can enjoy a good night's rest.
One thing to consider is that if you choose vacuum acoustic glazing, you can eliminate this effect by installing standard trickle vents. Requires unique acoustic trickle vents. These can be large and unsightly, but are essential so as not to compromise the sound insulation of the acoustic glass. If you are interested in noise reduction glass, please consider our low-e vacuum composite insulating glass products. Compared to old-fashioned double glazing, we can provide 20% better noise reduction. They also have many additional benefits, such as furniture protection and enhanced safety, as well as excellent thermal and thermal insulation properties.
Compared to standard triple glazing, soundproof vacuum glass units are best for noise reduction.
We would say try to stay away from triple glazing and opt for higher specification vacuum glass for reliable and long-term performance.
One of the main reasons we recommend against triple glazing as the best glass for noise reduction is that the extra weight puts more stress on door and window hinges. This may result in a shortened product life.
If you are looking for soundproof glass and noise reduction glass, we at Baydee can provide you with vacuum soundproofing. We are happy to discuss your requirements and propose a solution that suits you and your property.