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There has always been a great debate in the windows and doors industry about the best way to reduce noise from entering our homes. We know that many customers and potential customers of ours ask about the best way to cut down on noise from external sources in order to make their homes quieter and more comfortable to live in!
If you live near any sources of noise, such as busy roads, airports or even have noisy neighbours, you will know how disruptive it can be to suffer from excess noise. Here at Finesse Windows, we have the perfect solutions to your noise issues at home.
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Noisy neighbours, barking dogs, and the continual drone of traffic noise & emergency service sirens are all common culprits when it comes to disturbing our peace and quiet.
The Noise Reduction glass solution, SHIELD, from Finesse Windows is proven to provide a further 20% reduction in decibel levels compared to standard A-rated sealed units, alongside its enhanced Security and UV Protection benefits.
Finesse Windows and GlassSolutions Saint Gobain have worked together to develop this innovative solution to give unrivalled noise reduction performance to your home
Keep noise where it belongs - outside!
Why not just use triple glazing?
Noise pollution is a big problem, especially in busy towns and cities. Triple glazing can have some success in reducing noise, however because it is produced with an extra layer of glass, it can end up just exacerbating the vibrations from external noise!
What is acoustic glazing?
Our special acoustic glass is made up of 3 parts – 2 layers of glass which sandwich a layer of PVB (Polyvinyl Butyral) which really helps to minimise external noise.
What is an acoustic window?
Acoustic glass is a specialist glass sealed unit which is fitted into a window profile/frame which is designed to reduce external noise pollution.
At Finesse Windows we worked with GlassSolutions Saint Gobain to develop Shield Glass Units, with the goal to give unrivalled performance for your home in noise reduction but also in security and uv resistance.
Are acoustic windows effective?
In tests, Acoustic double-glazed windows made by Finesse Windows have been found to provide a further 20% reduction in Decibel levels compared to a standard A-rated seal unit.
However, even with the adding of noise reducing glass it is vital to ensure that the window in its entirety is also fitted correct by MTC accredited fitters who are regularly inspected by FENSA.
Is acoustic better than triple glazing?
Yes, when it comes to soundproofing your home. Soundwaves are reflected, absorbed, and dampened by acoustic glass whereas triple glazing is designed to improve energy efficiency. Triple glazing, on the other hand, may even boost noise in your house by generating an echo chamber and amplifying the sound through vibration.
Is acoustic glass worth the money?
Acoustic glass, unlike traditional glass, is not only suitable for noise reduction, but also improves the safety of your home. In controlled tests, when comparing our ‘Shield Protection’ A Rated Acoustic glass sealed unit against a Standard A Rated glass sealed unit, it took an intruder 18x longer to gain access with the Shield Protection sealed units. Shield Acoustic glass also offers up to 99% protection from the Suns harmful UV rays.
How thick is acoustic glass?
Acoustic glass comes in a variety of thicknesses. Our Acoustic Glass is made up of 2 x 3mm Paniclear pane laminated with a 0.8mm PVB interlayer, coated with Planitherm Total+ coating on the surface on the inside, with a 18mm Swiss spacer with Argon Gas Fillm sealed with a 4mm Diamant Toughened Safety Glass.
SHIELD PROTECTION GLASS the most secure window glass solution available
Windows to Reduce Noise
Many people think that you can reduce noise from outside by adding an extra glazing layer to your windows. This is not the best solution, and in some cases can make noise problems worse – the additional layer of glass can end up just being an extra layer of material which can vibrate and cause noise.
The best solution to your noise problem at home is to use our special acoustic glass. This is a double-glazed unit which sandwiches a special layer of PVB (Polyvinyl Butyral) in between two layers of glass. This combined with an optimised frame design fitted by our skilled team, combines to interrupt the soundwave and this reduces the decibel levels. Our Shield Protection sound reduction glass windows will provide a further 20% reduction in decibel levels compared to A-rated sealed unit.
There are always lots of technological advances coming out in the glass industry with claims that they can perform in a certain way, however here at Finesse Windows, we prefer to gain our own supporting evidence from our happy customers – for this reason, we highly recommend the acoustic glass for customers seeking a good noise reduction in their homes. We offer our special acoustic glazing for doors and windows to suit your home style and can create custom windows to work the way you want them to. Just speak to our friendly team who can advise you on the best course of action for your home.
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