¿When do we have to use noise control glass?

Noise is an important stress factor, especially when it is experienced in the intimacy of your own home. It is possible to maintain a restful interior space with the help of noise control glass to reduce the entrance of unwanted noise in your home, building, or commerce.

Noise can come in different shapes and sizes. They vary between laughs and elevated-toned voices in the street to deafening sounds of a plane near the airport, traffic, and workplaces.

Standard laminated glass is usually not enough. There exists a wide variety of solutions to combine the necessary acoustic insulation taking into account the type of external acoustic contamination we are dealing with. The most exposed your home is, the more useful and important it will be to have high-reducing noise glass. Noise control laminated glass can significantly reduce noise that enters the home through closed windows. Also, this type of glass has another advantage, given that it can protect against cuts if a glass breakage occurs.

¿What type of Noise Control glass should I use?

The is a myth that exists related to which noise control glass to use, some indicate that using DVH glass is the right choice given its characteristics and the separation between glass works as a noise reducing option, but this is not the correct choice, the thickness of the air chamber does not influence in the least at improving acoustic insulation.

If you are looking for acoustic insulation, we can focus on laminated glass. They are glasses that unify two glass sheets with a glass film bonding, contributing to a better acoustic value. For example, a (6+6).38 glass provides acoustic insulation of 5, much higher than a 6mm glass

A good choice of glass sheet for our home is based on a previous study involving both thermal and acoustic necessities. If you live far away from the city center in a tranquil area, you don’t have to worry about acquiring control glass and put your interest into solar control glass instead.

Additional considerations for noise control glass.

Additional and important factors to glass for noise control purposes.

It is important to reiterate and remember that not only does glass contribute to noise reduction, but other factors should be taken into account in the design of the enclosure and its surroundings.

Occasionally, these factors are more important than the glass sheet itself:

▪ Acoustic quality of frames and accessories.

▪ Seal between glass and frame.

▪ Seal between glass and the vessel walls.

A construction’s acoustic quality is not only determined by the type of glass used. All elements of the construction must be specified and installed in a way that glass is the weakest element in consideration.

If you want more details, we invite you to check the technical documentation regarding this topic.

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