Noise Reduction & Sound Insulating Glazing
The world without acoustic glass is a noisy place, with more and more people crammed closer together and surrounded by noisy transport systems noise pollution is a growing environmental concern and nuisance, especially in urban areas. Even the background noise caused by outside traffic, trains or airplanes can cause disturbance and stress over a continued period of time.
At acceptable levels, outside noise often reaches around 35 decibels. Traffic can cause a dramatic increase in noise levels and reach around 70 dBs; Living under a flight path can mean excesses of 90 dBs, whilst near landing aircraft noise pollution can spike to well over 100 dBs.
With our desire for natural light and to be in touch with our surroundings, large expanses of glass have become more popular as it gives good light and vision in our interior spaces. However, normal glass is not a particularly good noise insulator, which is why acoustic glass technologies have been developed to combat levels of unwanted noise.
Installation of acoustic glass can cut noise disturbance significantly, meaning that incessant noise of cars, trains or planes needn't echo through your house any more.