How to improve soundproofing windows

Noise pollution in the world is getting more and more serious, people are always affected by a noise which did harm to the daily rest.

One of the major reasons for the noise in the home is the poor sound insulation of windows. Therefore, everyone has higher requirements for soundproofing windows when decorating a house. In this article, we are going to introduce how to solve the noise? What materials do we choose for soundproofing windows? What skills can help to soundproof windows?

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Why is it necessary to soundproof windows?

Sound insulation is a necessary way to keep the sound in the room, especially if you have a band performance or a multimedia room in your house. It will ensure that the sound coming from the room does not affect the surroundings.

If you need a soundproofed room, you need to fix your windows and doors, therefore, you may need soundproofing windows. Simple materials and fixtures can help noise both outside and inside. The sound of your room can easily go out through your windows so you need to cover all the gaps of the windows as much as possible.

How to soundproofing windows much better?

# Add a lay of windows

This way is suitable for where the noise is not particularly serious. And if the window sill is relatively wide, a layer of ordinary windows can be installed inside or outside the original window. The casement window should be selected with good airtightness, and the cavity distance between the two windows should preferably be more than 10 cm. Casement windows have better sealing than sliding windows, so it is best to choose casement windows for retrofit windows.

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# Add a layer of soundproof window  

 Sound insulation windows are generally composed of double or triple layers of homogeneous texture or glass with different thicknesses and window frames. The glass used is thicker than ordinary window glass. Some soundproof windows use a specially processed sound insulation layer, or sandwich a desiccant-filled aluminum alloy partition frame between the sound insulation layers, and then use a sealant to bond synthetic glass components.

Some soundproofing windows use the principle of a thermos bottle to make a transparent and light-resistant flat and pressure-resistant flat glass member. The window frame is filled with sound-absorbing material to fully absorb the sound waves of transparent glass and isolate noise in various frequency bands to the greatest extent.

# Change your window into a soundproofing windows

If the sound insulation effect is not good because of the old windows, it is best to ask a window expert to modify your windows, and the windows have greatly improved the sound insulation. If the window sill is not wide enough, or if you feel that the ventilation performance of soundproofing windows is not good enough, you can also remove the original window and modify a low-frequency soundproofing window. Currently, double-layer hollow windows are mainly used for sound insulation, and this method can also play a role in sound insulation.

# Windows soundproofing film  

Window soundproofing films are popular recently. It has a multilayer structure with a polyvinyl butyral (PVB) layer sandwiching a sound-insulating resin. The entire middle sound insulation film is evenly distributed among the heat-insulating particles having a heat-insulating effect. When using a sound insulation film in a building, the high-performance interlayer film sandwiched between the films has visible light transmission properties, so it will not block the visible light transmittance of the building and maintain a clear line of sight.

What’s more interesting is that the window sound insulation film is cheaper, and its usage is relatively the same as that of a mobile phone film. And it can also play a certain sound insulation effect.

# Install soundproof curtains

Acoustic curtains are curtain boxes installed on the top of the frame beams in the windows. They are like closed corners like movie theaters. More soundproof curtains are used, and the sound insulation effect is also excellent.

The curtain box is equipped with a curtain roll shaft. The curtain roll is mounted on the roll shaft and protrudes from the curtain box through a through the seam at the bottom of the curtain box. The two sides of the opposite window are each equipped with two curtain sides.

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A curtain chute that can be slid inside, a curtain bottom groove is installed on the bottom plate of the window, a groove at the bottom of the curtain box, two curtain chute and the inner side of the curtain bottom groove are provided with groove sealing strips, and All in the same plane. Through the drive of the coil spring and the lower cable or the raising cable and the lower cable, the bottom edge of the curtain moves up and down, and the roll shaft rotates forward and backward so that the curtain rolled on it can be lowered and retracted.

After the curtains protrude from the curtain box, they pass through the curtain chute, the curtain edge enters the curtain bottom groove, and then the window is completely closed, so that the window is completely closed with the curtain for sound insulation. An effective method is that, we can consider applying a sound insulation film to the glass first, and then applying a sealing strip to the window gap. This is the most cost-effective and cost-effective way to reduce noise impact. Then, if conditions permit, change another curtain with good sound insulation. This operation is simple and easy, and the price is low and affordable.

 # Install window soundproof seals

The soundproof sealing strip is only effective for windows with poor sealing. It’s inexpensive and you can get different types of seals, such as rubber or metal, at any hardware store. Measure the size of your window and buy the right length to cover it. These weatherstrips are installed around the door to cover the gap. But what needs to be determined is to determine whether the noise caused by the gap in the window is large, otherwise, it is useless. The sealing strip is to block the gap of the window, and it has the same effect as the sound insulation cotton.

Choosing better materials can improve soundproofing 

#1 Window frame  

Compared with other materials, metallic materials can transmit sounds the fastest. Most common window materials nowadays are metal materials, such as aluminum alloy, broken bridge aluminum and so on. However, the sound insulation effect of the broken bridge aluminum material is average. Due to the existence of the gap, the sound insulation effect of the broken bridge aluminum is worse. There are also some material window frames, such as plastic steel, aluminum clad wood, wood, etc., which have better sound insulation effects.

 #2 Window glass

The choice of glass for windows is important, mainly vacuum glass, insulating glass and PVB laminated glass.

① The vacuum glass is a part of the air extracted between the two glasses, but it is not really a vacuum, and the vacuum glass will slowly absorb the air into the end, and then become a hollow glass.

② Insulating glass is formed by drying the air between two layers of glass, injecting inert gas, and finally sealing. The best function of insulating glass is heat insulation. Relatively speaking, the sound insulation effect is not so obvious.

③ PVB laminated glass is currently the most widely used glass material. First, laminated glass has the advantages of sound insulation, heat insulation, and radiation protection. The PVB film in the middle can effectively filter out noise, which is generally similar to that in automobiles and ships. Low-frequency noise, after entering the PVB laminated glass, will become about 30-40 decibels. Of course, if the noise is too large, it will not change significantly. Regarding PVB laminated glass, different manufacturers, different processes and different materials will produce a large price difference,  so everyone should pay attention to identify when buying.

Conclusion:

In the urban area, many communities are built by the road. Although the traffic is convenient, the noise is very loud, which seriously affects people’s daily habits, especially the elderly and children. Poor sound insulation of windows is one of the reasons. How to deal with poor sound insulation of windows? How to improve soundproofing windows?

Read the methods already introduced in the article to teach you to stay away from urban noise pollution. You must also choose the most suitable one according to your actual situation. The sound insulation of windows is very important to our daily lives, because noise pollution will affect all aspects of life. If external noise pollution occurs in the home, we must pay attention to it. It is necessary to improve the sound insulation performance of windows by practical methods.

About Eehe

As a reliable windows and doors manufacture, Eehe was founded in 2008, is an enterprise focusing on manufacturing of aluminum doors and windows, wooden doors, sun rooms and shower rooms.

We are having 4 modern manufacturing plants in China with more than 300,000sqm workshop and showroom, our monthly production capacity: 100,000 pieces wooden doors & 150,000 pieces Aluminum products. With 1,000 excellent staffs working in Eehe, we has the sales network spreading to nearly 1,000 cities all around China, and nearly 100 countries all over the world. Since its inception, EEHE members make all the efforts for the EEHE spirit of  “Excellent quality makes perfect life”, and persist in the road of innovation to bring a healthy, environmental-friendly door and window as the Primary responsibility.

We Promise:

From first-contact through to delivery & Installation, EEHE care about our customers’ ideas, dreams and journey, and our engineers and inspectors ensure that every product maintains high-standards throughout customization.

After-Sales will be with you every step of the way.

Quality

We take great pride in our designs and all our products are built with love.

Customers First

Our team will work with you to bring your ideas and dreams to reality and keep you updated every step of the way.

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For peace of mind we have warranty and after-sales care teams to help with any problems you may encounter.

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Conclusion:

Sunrooms are great additions to many homes, giving homeowners a room to enjoy that is midway between indoors and outdoors. Most people use them as a second living space, dining room, or game room. Usually, they can be used comfortably for at least 3/4 of the year, maybe more if the right heating and cooling options are utilized.

Therefore, you should regularly maintain your sunroom to increase the probation life of your sunroom. Here are all about the sunroom maintenance tips you should know, it may help you to look after your sunroom. However, choosing a reliable supplier can effectively improve the quality of your sunroom – EEHE can help you!

About Eehe

As a reliable windows and doors manufacture, Eehe was founded in 2008, is an enterprise focusing on manufacturing of aluminum doors and windows, wooden doors, sun rooms and shower rooms.

We are having 4 modern manufacturing plants in China with more than 300,000sqm workshop and showroom, our monthly production capacity: 100,000 pieces wooden doors & 150,000 pieces Aluminum products. With 1,000 excellent staffs working in Eehe, we has the sales network spreading to nearly 1,000 cities all around China, and nearly 100 countries all over the world. Since its inception, EEHE members make all the efforts for the EEHE spirit of  “Excellent quality makes perfect life”, and persist in the road of innovation to bring a healthy, environmental-friendly door and window as the Primary responsibility.

We Promise:

From first-contact through to delivery & Installation, EEHE care about our customers’ ideas, dreams and journey, and our engineers and inspectors ensure that every product maintains high-standards throughout customization.

After-Sales will be with you every step of the way.

Quality

We take great pride in our designs and all our products are built with love.

Customers First

Our team will work with you to bring your ideas and dreams to reality and keep you updated every step of the way.

Forward-Thinking

For peace of mind we have warranty and after-sales care teams to help with any problems you may encounter.

About Eehe