Top 5 Ways To Reduce Noise In Your Home
Nothing is more important when it comes to peace and quiet within your home. Unfortunately all too often the sounds of traffic, noisy neighbours, construction or pedestrians can disrupt the peaceful environment you have created. Noise pollution is not only irritating, it can cause stress and disruptions to your daily life. There are also long-term negative effects such as lack of sleep, which can play directly into your health. Your home should be a sanctuary, not a place you dread to spend time in! To help reduce noise pollution, no matter the source, the team at Thermotek have compiled the top 5 ways to reduce noise in your home. Read on for our tips and tricks!
1. Fix Any Holes or Cracks in Your Walls and Seal Your Doors
Now is the time to look over your walls, especially the areas around your window frames, electrical sockets and ventilation grates. Cracks or holes in these areas can play a major role in letting sound into your home. If you do find any small holes, you might be able to fix them yourself with caulk. If you find any substantial damage, you will need a professional to drywall or plaster over the cracks. This ensures longevity and quality noise reduction! You can also install weathering strips to your door frames to help lessen the noise travelling throughout your home.
2. Install Double Glazed uPVC Windows and Doors
One of the most effective ways to reduce noise pollution in your home is to replace your old windows and doors with new double glazed alternatives! Not only does double glazed windows greatly increase the insulation of your home, the noise reduction is unparalleled. The research shows double glazing can reduce noise up to 70%! While this is a less cost effective option, double glazing saves you money on energy bills over the course of their lifetime and brings you years of peace and quiet.
3. Make use of rugs and heavy curtains
If you are unable to make physical changes to your home, or you’re looking for extra noise reduction, making use of rugs and curtains can help. Rugs help to prevent noise coming from below your home by absorbing some of the sound. Heavy curtains also work to absorb the sound coming from the street or anywhere outside your windows. You may be surprised how much sound heavy duty curtains can absorb, especially if you live on a busy street. For extra noise reduction, be sure to purchase large rugs and curtains that cover the wall below and above the window.
4. Rearrange your furniture and fill a large bookcase on the offending walls
Another less permanent solution is to make use of your furniture as a way to block noise. If you are dealing with noisy neighbours, or street noise pollution, you can move your furniture or a bookcase to the offending wall as protection. Books are excellent at absorbing noise, therefore by filling a bookshelf you create a layer of protection for your home!
5. Insulate your walls and ceiling
There are a number of insulation options out there, such as ceiling panels, neoprene rubber, foam and fibreglass. By installing or updating your insulation you can decrease the amount of noise that comes in or out of your home.
How do Double Glazed Windows and Doors Reduce Noise in Your Home?
Double glazing units are made up of more than just two panes of glass. At Thermotek, our double glazed windows have improved seals, two panes of glass with insulating gas between them and a high quality, water-tight uPVC frame. Together these elements produce a product that can withstand any weather and provide countless benefits to your home.
Noise enters your home via vibrations, or through cracks in your walls or window frames where air infiltration can occur. Double glazed windows help to prevent, or lessen, the sound vibrations that enter your home. When the vibrations hit the window, they have to travel through two panes of glass and an insulating gas, slowing the sound and lessening its impact. Double glazed windows and doors can reduce noise pollution by up to 70% as a result. Thermotek Windows & Doors manufacture the highest quality windows and doors. Our products have Fusion Welded air chambers and high-quality Dual TPE seals to prevent any unwanted cracks or leaks where noise can sneak through.
Australian Made Double Glazing with Thermotek Windows & Doors
At Thermotek, we offer a range of double glazed products to suit your needs. Our uPVC framing allows for maximum noise reduction benefits. All of our products are made in Australia, for Australian’s. Our Melbourne warehouse produces the highest quality products, allowing our customers to reap all the benefits of double glazing for years to come.
When purchasing double glazed products, it is important to understand where they’ve come from and the environment they were manufactured for. Windows and doors produced overseas better suit the climate they were made for, as opposed to the harsh and ever changing Australian climate. The last thing you want is for your investment to stop working as efficiently after just a few years, potentially causing damage to your flooring and furniture. This is what might happen with double glazed products made overseas.
At Thermotek, our windows are made to withstand the harsh UV rays in Australia, and with our water tight uPVC framing you don’t have to worry about the upkeep necessary for timber or aluminium framing.
Sustainability with Thermotek
Investing in double glazed windows and doors is no small decision, and at Thermotek we are here to guide you through the process. We truly believe in sustainability, and our products are made to have a lasting positive impact on the environment. Our windows and doors also allow you to enjoy your home in peace, knowing that you are not only saving money on your energy bills but also reducing energy wastage!
At Thermotek, we offer quality, Australian made products at competitive prices, to help all Australians reap the benefits of double glazing.