Soundproofing is important in a home for a myriad of reasons. First you want to keep the noise out! When you close your windows you expect them to soundproof your home. Your neighbor’s kid learning the trumpet? Need soundproofed glass windows! Traffic noise getting to be too loud? Then you need your glass windows to be soundproofed
What type of glass is best for soundproofing? The thicker the better!
Double glazed windows are best for soundproofing your home. A double glazed window pane is a much better soundproof tool then a single paned glass window. With the correct glass types these units can help soundproof your home by reducing the noise in your house by up to 25%!
Some common tips for reducing noise through your windows
Consider laminated glass within the double glazed units. Laminated glass has a plastic interlayer that helps eliminate a wide frequency of sound waves.
Consider specialty laminates (sound stop) These products have been specifically designed for reducing noise and the correct installation method, sealants and adhesives you will hear a clear reduction in unwanted noise.
Consider using two different glass thicknesses when installing double glazed units. This is scientifically proven to eliminate a wider range of sound waves.
Before spending any money on soundproofing by buying new windows then you can try a few do it yourself tricks.
Check gaps in the window frame and patch them to reduce noise instantly.
Fabric curtains are a great soundproofing tool although they only work when pulled.
Insulation – ensure your home is adequately insulated within walls, floors and ceilings
Plants also absorb sound so next time you are out pick up a pretty potted plant!