There are so many different improvements you can make to a property and you will be spoilt for choice when wanting to spend some time and money doing up your home this winter. As you may expect, some improvements are more popular amongst homeowners than others and one particular project that many are drawn to nowadays is installing acoustic secondary glazing.
This type of secondary glazing differs slightly from traditional glazing and, as the name suggests, is designed to help combat outside noise pollution. If you’ve been looking into the secondary glazing provided by soundproofing companies and you’re contemplating whether it is a worthwhile investment, below we have highlighted some of the main reasons why this time of year is perfect to install acoustic secondary glazing.
Prevent outdoor noise from disturbing you
Of course, one of the biggest benefits of installing acoustic double glazing is that it will help to prevent you from being disturbed by outdoor noise. Soundproof windows can reduce unwanted noise by up to 80% and during the festive season, in particular, this is really beneficial.
The PVB laminate layer that sits between the two panes of glass is integral for sound reduction and this will decrease the likelihood of you being kept awake at night by neighbours’ parties, local bars, or fireworks displays, for example. Your windows are considered to be a weak point when it comes to noise intrusion, so acoustic secondary glazing can make a huge difference.
Reduce the impact noise has on your neighbours
Not only will soundproof secondary glazed windows help to ensure you’re not disturbed by outdoor noise, but they will also prevent you from disturbing your neighbours too. Whether you’re hosting a Christmas party or a New Years Eve party for your family and friends, acoustic secondary glazing will reduce the amount of noise your neighbours can hear.
Keep your home warm this winter
Now that winter is upon us the temperature has dropped considerably outside, meaning keeping your home warm is more difficult. When you still have single glazed windows, it is likely that lots of freezing drafts will come in through them, making your home much colder. Installing acoustic secondary glazing can significantly improve your property’s U-value and help to stop cold air from entering your home this winter.
Lower your energy bills
In addition to stopping cold drafts from coming into your home, acoustic secondary glazing can prevent heat from escaping through your windows too. This unique soundproofing window design offers a 65% reduction in heat loss, preventing you from having to turn your heating up even higher at this time of year. Keeping your home warm and cosy this winter will be much easier when you install acoustic seondary glazing.
We have a customer who owns a city centre flat where we installed secondary acoustic glazing in front of their metal frame single glazed primary windows. Cars driving over the cobbled streets below are no longer an intrusive noise and their heating bills have reduced from £700/month to £200.
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Reduce problems with condensations
Many homeowners experience problems with condensation during the winter months and this is often due to their existing windows. Upgrading your windows with a high-quality acoustic secondary glazing can help you to avoid problems with damp and mould as the weather starts to turn, and you won’t have to constantly remove condensation from your windows.
Installing acoustic double glazing this winter
Ultimately, there are so many advantages to working with a soundproofing company to install acoustic secondary glazing in your home. Winter is undeniably one of the best times of the year to upgrade your windows and you will start reaping the benefits of doing so straight away. So, why not make sure your home is peaceful and cosy this year by investing in secondary acoustic glazing?
If you’re looking for a soundproofing company that can assist you with specialist windows, get in touch with our team here at City Insulation today. We can assist homeowners with a wide range of soundproofing solutions, from wall soundproofing to ceiling soundproofing, and we are no stranger to installing acoustic double glazing at residential properties. When you turn to us for new windows, you can have complete peace of mind knowing that they come with a five-year manufacturer’s warranty and you won’t have to question their quality.