There are plenty of treatments that you can add to your windows in the form of films, and noise-reducing curtains in order to block out the racket from the street.
The thing is that these only offer stop-gap solutions; no one wants to be sat inside on a sunny day with the curtains drawn, just to stop the sound of cars entering their house. The best, long-term, and all-around solution is to replace the windows themselves.
So how do they work? Sound travels in a pressure wave, so when it hits a windowpane it causes the glass to reverberate. When both panes (in a double glazed window) are the same thickness, they reverberate at the same frequency and thereby only go some way to ensuring noise reduction. You can visit this website www.mintwindowsanddoors.com.au/products/windows/ to buy the best noise reduction windows.
When the panes are of a different thickness, the glass will vibrate at different frequencies, thereby further distorting the noise level and preventing sound pollution in your home.
Buying these windows can be a confusing process, as many companies offer a range of products and will bamboozle you with jargon and slogans.
One issue that may be thrown up is the benefits of triple vs. double glazing. Whilst it’s obvious that single glazing loses out to double, is the same true for three panes? The simple answer is no, not always. If the double-paned windows offer a completely air-tight seal, then the triples cannot improve upon this. The next issue which arises is thermal insulation.
Whilst three panes can offer greater insulation, double glazed windows will offer the same prevention of heat loss if:
- They are coated the panes are coated in heat-efficient coverings.
- Buffered by more energy-efficient gases between each sheet of glass.
- The pane-spacers contain no metal.