Ever been awoken by squealing kids playing in the street when all you wanted to do is rest and sleep on your day off? Find yourself constantly getting distracted at work due to a construction project happening near your office? If so, you’re not alone. The rapid urbanisation and overpopulation have tremendously increased noise pollution levels all over the world. Before we deal with the woes of incessant street noise, it is essential to realise that your homes serve as a getaway from all your worries from the outside world. It is the one place where you can melt your troubles away as you relax and unwind with your loved ones. Similarly, an office is supposed to be the place where you can have a steady flow of creative thoughts, unique ideas, and fun and interactive brainstorming sessions with your colleagues.
But thanks to noise infiltrating every aspect of our lives, it has become increasingly difficult to live in the moment and not get distracted every minute. And if any of you have experienced these thoughts, you may have considered implementing several solutions to create a noise-free environment right from earplugs to installing heavy doors. But in reality, the best and truly effective solution is to install doors and windows with soundproof glass.
The Need for Soundproof Glass
Even though soundproof glass is a common buzzword when looking at acoustic solutions for homes and offices, several people lack awareness about the integral role they play in protecting our health. If you ever suffered from fatigue, stress, or disturbed sleep due to excessive outside noise, you should know that these are just the tip of the iceberg. The increasing levels of noise pollution have been causing adverse effects on people’s minds as well as physical health. Research has shown a direct link between chronic noise pollution and increased high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease.
Several people being subjected to extreme levels of noise pollution may condition their brain to tune it out as white noise. For instance, people being subjected to daily noise of heavy machinery near construction and renovation projects may stop acknowledging the noise altogether. However, people working or living near these areas may slowly start developing other psychological issues such as stress, loss of memory, irritability, and short temper. Owing to the increasing population and rapid urbanisation, escaping outdoor noise is not an option anymore. But you can control your indoor environment to protect yourself from spoiling your health. Implementing proper measures to block sound from your home is not only beneficial for you but also ensures the wellbeing of your loved ones. Besides, taking the necessary steps to reduce noise disturbance and making the home or office a noise-free environment helps to reduce distractions and increases productivity.
As you can see, noise pollution may not have very distinct symptoms to tell you when it is the right time to install doors and windows with soundproof glass, but taking precautionary measures is the best way to reduce the adverse effects of noise pollution. Despite realising the importance of soundproof glass, however, several people may find themselves questioning their efficiency. And people who have not seen soundproof glass work their magic may often be swayed by other people’s opinions such as soundproof glass is inefficient at worst and a placebo effect at best. That’s why we’re here to debunk the myths about soundproof glass.
How Does Soundproof Glass Work?
Soundproof glass generally has a special layer of PVB interlayer sandwiched in between two standard glass panes. The specialised PVB interlayer possesses excellent sound-absorption properties and efficiently blocks out up to 60% of the external noise by preventing noise frequencies from vibrating from one glass pane to the other. Essentially, soundproof glass manufactured in such a manner functions in the following two ways –
- It reflects the noise back towards its source (Meaning, the external noise is reflected back to the outdoors)
- It absorbs the noise within the glass (This is done by the dampening core or the PVB interlayer)
At AIS Glass, we have designed the superior AIS Acousticglas TM to help you enjoy peace and tranquillity. It features a functional PVB interlayer to dampen external sound and reduce noise up to 42 decibels. Combined with fusion-welded and double-sealed mechanisms for sound insulation, this durable glass also exudes class and elegance to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your spaces while simultaneously creating a noise-free environment.
Soundproof glass is definitely a hit, and more people need to realise its importance in their lives. And now that you do head over to AIS Glass to pick out your soundproof glass or get it customised to match all your acoustic and interior needs. Get in touch with us today!