Noise Reduction

There are a number of ways to help reduce the noise coming through your windows. You might try to draught-proof the surrounds with one of the many products found at your local DIY store, or perhaps change the existing glass for double glazing. It’s true to say that all of these will help a little, but unfortunately, the best noise reduction you can expect to achieve using these methods is around 10%. So be careful not to spend out a sizeable amount of money only to be disappointed.

Why So Effective ?

Like all good sound proofing (as in a recording studio, for example) the best results are achieved only where there is an adequate cavity between the two points of contact (i.e. cavity between the primary and secondary window). That’s why at City Sound we always try to install our low-profile secondary glazing with a sufficient cavity from your existing window to ensure maximum insulation. Of course we always take into account the overall aesthetic effect of our work and materials on your existing decor.

In layman’s terms : The bigger the cavity between your existing window and the new secondary windows, the better the level of sound proofing.

What kind of noise reduction can be expected with secondary glazing?

There are many different kinds of pollution you may experience – but let’s take road traffic noise, for example. If we can achieve our desired cavity you can expect a reduction of around 70 – 80% in noise reduction, and in some cases as high as 90%. In the worst case scenario where a cavity cannot be achieved or is not desired, a reduction of at least 50% is almost certain.

Note :- The above guidelines are based on the installation of our product, using our unique methods of work, and incorporating our specified glass.

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