It is common for home owners and builders alike to associate double glazing with temperature control; a correct association. However, there are many other benefits to double-glazed windows, such as the reduction of noise pollution. Thanks to the insulating properties of the double-glazed glass windows and doors, noise can be reduced throughout your home or office, helping to create a peaceful environment where you can work, rest and relax without distraction or disruption. This is especially useful for those living in busy areas, near main roads, or in office buildings where the noise pollution from outside may be more of a disturbance. Read on to find out more about how double glazing can reduce noise in your home.
So How Does Double Glazing Reduce Noise Pollution?
Thanks to its many insulating properties, double glazing can provide your home or office with a high level of noise reduction. First, let’s look at what makes a window or door double-glazed. There are a number of elements that make up a double-glazed unit. The general understanding around double glazing is that you simply add another pane of glass, which is just one element of the final product. Double glazing combines a number of elements, such as improved seals, insulating gases and quality framing to produce a product that can withstand any weather and provide countless benefits to your home.
Noise travels into your building via vibrations, or sometimes even through poor seals or joints where air infiltration can occur. By creating an air space between the two panels, and using thicker glass, double-glazing helps to prevent the sound vibrations from travelling into your home. At Thermotek, we use multiple Fusion Welded air chambers and high-quality Dual TPE seals on all our products, to prevent any air from leaking into your home, bringing unwanted noise with it.
How Much Noise Does Double Glazing Reduce?
No matter if you are concerned with noisy neighbours, traffic noise or animals, double glazing can provide noise reduction of up to 70%, allowing you to live and work peacefully. The thickness of the glass, the framing and the gap between the panes, all affect how much noise is reduced; however the framing also plays a very important role. No matter the quality your glass, if your window framing isn’t made using a product with a high quality seal, such as uPVC, the amount of noise reduced will be much lower. If your main motivation for investing in double glazing is noise reduction, it is worth reaching out to a specialised double glazing company, to discuss your options and decide on the best product for your home or build. At Thermotek, we are more than happy to help our clients understand the ins and outs of double glazing, and make the best decision for their circumstances.
The Many Benefits of Insulation
Insulation is a fantastic tool in preventing loud or disturbing noise from breaching your home, but did you know it also helps to lower your energy bill? Double-glazed windows have temperature control and retention properties, meaning you don’t need to keep the heater pumping in winter to feel warm, as the insulation keeps the heat inside your home! Up to 38% of your household energy is lost through doors and windows, so you can imagine the amount of power you will save with double-glazing. Not only do you reap the benefits of noise reduction, you also save money while living comfortably with a consistent temperature inside your home or office.
By choosing double glazing for your home or new build, you are also making a sustainable choice; less energy wastage improves your impact on the environment, and our uPVC framing is recyclable at the end of it’s lifespan. There are countless benefits to installing insulated double-glazed windows, for every home or office.
Australian Made Double Glazing
At Thermotek, our double glazing windows and doors, combined with our uPVC frames, are designed and manufactured in Australia, for Australian’s. We understand that the climate conditions Australian’s face differ from that overseas, where many other companies source their windows from. It is common for window products to be exported from Europe, where the conditions vary greatly; the resulting product cannot withstand our harsh climate the way they can in Europe and surrounding areas. By providing a product that is able to withstand the harsh UV rays we see here in Australia, our customers are able to make the most of their windows and doors for years to come. Our showroom is based in Melbourne, and is available for viewings for any customers who would like to see the product themselves. Bookings are available for a consultation with Thermotek Design Consultant, to help review your plans or quotation and help you make the most of your new double glazing windows.
Double glazing is a low maintenance, energy efficient option to reduce noise in your home, office, or new build. At Themotek, we are proud to offer quality, Australian products at a competitive price, to help all Australian’s reap the benefits of double glazing.
Thermotek Windows & Doors
Double glazing is an important investment, and it is best to do your research and have confidence in your chosen product and your supplier. At Thermotek, we are passionate about sustainability, and having a positive environmental impact. Our wide range of double glazing windows and framing options allows our clients to choose the style best suited to their build; no matter your vision, we can make it happen. From the start of your double glazing journey, through to the end, our staff are ready and willing to help with any questions or queries you may have. We want your double glazing experience to be a positive one, right from the very start. Contact us today to find out more about our Australian made double glazing options.