Is noise pollution impacting on your health?

19th July 2016

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Is noise pollution impacting on your health?


According to the report the sounds of everyday life, can disturb sleep patterns, raise blood pressure, increase the chances of heart disease - and even lead to premature death! 


“Sound insulating windows can go a long way to reducing the impact of noise outside the home including roads and traffic, aircraft and many others”, said Craig Smith, Director Copperfield Windows


He continued: “But it’s really important to know what to look for. Standard glazing won’t work. You need to select specialised glass.”


According to Craig, the window industry offers a wide range of specialist solutions which can be changed based on the noise that you’re trying to block out. This is done using special acoustic glass.


“Acoustic glass uses a number of layers and different thicknesses to disrupt sound waves as they travel from one side of the glass and through to the other”, explained Craig.  “Put very simply, it creates more hurdles for the sound wave to pass through, reducing the amount that ultimately gets through.”


Craig added that the critical thing is that the glass which makes up double or triple glazed units should not only be as thick as possible but also be of varying thicknesses. “The additional sheets of glass used in triple-glazed units for example, won’t necessarily make things quieter because the line of travel of sound won’t necessarily be disrupted” Craig, said.


Craig concluded: “In bringing different thicknesses of glass together in a single unit, sound is deflected and the line of travel is disrupted, keeping noise out. “


Copperfield Windows offers a wide choice of specialist acoustic glass and we can work with you to develop a solution which is right for your property.

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