Planes, railways, industry, and roads: the world is becoming increasingly louder each and every day. This is why it’s incredibly important to make sure that your personal living space isn’t being bombarded with noise. Noise has been shown to have a negative impact on human health, even when you aren’t aware of excessive noise.
Some of the consequences can include irritability, lack of concentration, and cardiovascular disease to name a few. The unit of measurement for sound pressure or volume is called the decibel or dB. When going to sleep, more than 30 percent of people are exposed to permanent noise levels that exceed 50 decibels.
Given that the recommended maximum noise value for bedrooms is just 20 decibels, this is two and a half times more than what’s advised. As such, effective sound insulation can provide a significant and long-lasting boost in your overall life quality.
How much noise reduction with double glazing
To increase sound insulation in your home, you should make your windows your top priority. Double glazed windows are offered in a number of sound transmission classes, according to the surrounding environment and the related noise levels. Super-modern window technologies with long-lasting uPVC profiles and additional, functional double glazing offers impressive sound insulation. So how much noise reduction with double glazing can you expect? Depending on the windows quality, but conservatively you can expect a reduction of at least 50%, that keeps excessive, everyday noises outside – which is right where they belong.
Effective sound insulation begins with competent advice and it is perfected with proper installation. After all, you will only be able to benefits from true peace and quiet when every element is installed properly and according to the standards and requirements for every class and manner of sound transmission.
Windows that have good sound insulation tend to be heavy and generally demand quite bit from their frames as a result. Stability, static properties, and pull-out strength have to be sufficient. Moreover, masonry and windows need to have a tight, clean and efficient seal. It is only then that measures for sound insulation can succeed and can actually make a positive contribution to the maintenance of your overall health.