There is nothing worse than being kept awake by owls or losing out on work because of construction noise. If you’ve had enough, we urge you to invest in our soundproof secondary glazing and learn how it works within this guide. 
in this article, we will cover: 
Does Secondary Glazing Reduce Noise? 
How Does Soundproof Secondary Glazing Work? 
Where Is Noise Pollution Most Common? 
What Kinds of Noise Does Acoustic Secondary Glazing Reduce? 
How Does Noise Pollution Affect Us? 

Does Secondary Glazing Reduce Noise? 

Yes, our acoustic secondary glazing can reduce noise pollution by 75%. However, this depends on many factors, such as: 
Amount of indoor space 
Common outdoor sounds 
Gaps in doors and windows 
Where you live 
For example, if there is a festival happening in front of your flat, you will still hear noise. Secondary glazing can’t block live music and rowdy people like it can with transportation. 

How Does Soundproof Secondary Glazing Work? 

Sound is transmitted through the glass as it vibrates from noise. Without an additional barrier, noise can easily enter your property. It can even enter through gaps in your doors, walls, and windows—a 1% gap can increase noise pollution by 10dB (decibels). 
When you add a second layer of glass, it reduces these gaps. Acoustic secondary glazing acts as a barrier between the inner and outer glass, which reduces vibrations and noise. 

Where is Noise Pollution Most Common? 

Noise pollution is most common in urban areas or places under construction, including: 
Apartments and student accommodation 
City centres 
Entertainment districts 
High streets, markets and shopping centres 
Residential areas near commercial zones 
Sports stadiums and arenas 
Tourist hotspots 
University campuses 

What Kinds of Noise Does Acoustic Secondary Glazing Reduce? 

There are many variations of noise pollution, the most common being: 

How Does Noise Pollution Affect Us? 

At least one in five people are exposed to harmful, long-term noise. If you can hear a loud sound that’s keeping you up at night, the likelihood is, your neighbour can hear it too. Even those hard of hearing can be affected by noise, however faint it may sound. For example, it can cause: 
Aggressive behaviour 
Anxiety and triggers 
Cardiovascular issues 
Difficulty developing cognitive skills 
Elevated stress 
Gastrointestinal problems 
General annoyance 
Hearing loss 
Interruption of conversation 
Loss of concentration and productivity 
Low mood 
Metabolic problems 
Reduced sleep 
Weakened immune function 

Invest in Soundproof Secondary Glazing with NRG Glass 

Say ‘no’ to annoying sounds and ‘yes’ to soundproof secondary glazing. When you invest in our windows, you are sure to find a reduction in all types of noise. Not only will you be able to complete daily tasks, but get a good night’s sleep too. Not to mention, putting the kids to bed is much easier without outside noise! 
Our acoustic secondary glazing also reduces condensation and improves insulation. NRG Glass serves homeowners across Essex, Suffolk, Hertfordshire and London, so just get in touch today to start your order. 
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