Soundproof uPVC windows provides you a better quality of life
25th November, 2014
Most of the time it’s nice to live in the “City That Never Sleeps”; you can get your favourite burger anytime you want, see a movie whenever it suits your schedule, or get in a workout that you didn’t have time for during “regular business hours.” But when you get home and want to unwind, you sure wish that city would sleep so you could too.
Zoom, zoom, honk, honk. It never stops. But soundproof windows can block these noises so you can hear your TV, enjoy some music, read a good book, or get a good undisturbed night’s sleep. Lack of sleep does more than make you irritable and ineffective in the mornings.
2. Neighbour’s Music
Does your neighbour’s loud music and friends keep you awake and interrupt your other activities? Get soundproof windows and forget about them completely.
3. Construction Work
We’re supposed to view construction work as a sign of progress, but it doesn’t feel much like progress in the early morning or on our day off when all we want is to sleep in or relax. Whether it’s trucks, construction vehicles or a new high-rise coming up across the street, soundproof windows make it all (except for the unsightly construction) bearable.
4. Sirens & Alarms
Sirens and car alarms aren’t just annoying, they’re frightening. Even if you think you’re used to hearing them, just an instant after one cranks up, you become alarmed. When you’re sound asleep, sirens aren’t just startling; they also interrupt your restful slumber. During the day, they can interrupt important business calls. Our soundproof windows help prevent that from happening.
Alarms interrupt sleep in the same way sirens do. Also, hearing alarms all the time takes away from the pleasure of a leisurely meal or time with loved ones, and they don’t sound very professional blaring in the background when you’re on an important phone call.
5. Noisy Nightclubs
Like your neighbour’s stereo, the local nightclub isn’t really concerned with your rest and relaxation. Soundproof windows will make it seem like your apartment is miles away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
For all these reasons and more, ENCARFT soundproof windows are a gift to the city dweller.
Before you soundproof, it’s good to understand how sound really works
Sound is made up of low and high frequency waves. When something makes a sound, those waves then travel in all directions from the source. The waves travel until they meet some form of resistance, such as a wall or sofa. Sometimes, these items may even cause these waves to reverberate, actually strengthening the sound. Proper sound proofing uses materials that block and absorb sound and prevent reverb and echo.
ENCRAFT triple glazed TwinSash windows can block up to 90-95 percent of city noise. The effectiveness depends on several factors, including the quality of the exterior windows already there, the thickness of the laminated glass in the soundproof windows (it ranges from one-quarter to three-quarters inch thick), and the amount of space created to act as a “buffer zone” between the exterior window and the soundproof window. These three major factors determine the overall noise reduction level.
Eliminating Dirt, Dust & Draft
Sound isn’t the only thing soundproof windows keep out. Ninety-nine percent of dirt and draft are blocked by soundproof windows.
Preventing UV Rays
Laminated glass with its polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer, blocks 95 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays. Blocking UV rays protects carpets, walls, drapery and furnishings from fading in the sunlight. Soundproof windows allow you to enjoy natural light while protecting artwork, carpeting and furnishings from damaging UV rays.
Lowering Energy Bills
For both financial and environmental reasons, people are more interested in cutting energy expenditures than ever before. Soundproof windows cut down on drafts, which keeps outside air out and indoor air in. Many customers cut their heating and cooling bills by up to 30 percent with the installation of soundproof windows.