Soundproof Windows for residents who live in noisy neighbourhoods or those who simply want their space a quiet and disturbance free environment. It is a much a sought-after solution to reduce noise levels inside the home especially if one stays near busy coffee shops or say near a high-traffic road.
Common Reasons for Installing Soundproof Windows in Singapore
Some of the reasons why more and more Singaporeans are opting for Soundproof windows –
HDB/Condo unit is near to the MRT tracks, TV is inaudible when the train passes by
Apartment is next to the expressway and there’s constant noise from the vehicular traffic
HDB flat in a noisy neighbourhood, disturbance from coffee shop or playground in the vicinity
Block off loud sounds from construction activity in surrounding area
Owner is a music or entertainment artist and wants to privacy for himself as well as others
Have the right setting at home for meditation, yoga or exercising
Just have a quiet and peaceful home or office environment
Technicalities of Soundproof Windows
Noise suppression in Soundproof Windows is achieved by using double glazed glass in the window panels. These are effective in reducing the noise level to a great extent. Double Glazed Windows consist of two layers of sandwiched glass with a metal strip in between. So, instead of the single layer it’s a 15 mm layer (two 5mm glass sheets separate by 5mm metal strip in the frame). The price of such windows can be estimated based on the rate of $50 psf.
You can expect a noise reduction of 40% to 80% based on the height of your unit. Low floor units can typically expect noise reduction of up to 80%. For a land constrained and densely populated country like Singapore a research done by NUS shows that Singapore’s outdoor noise levels average 69.4 decibels against the World Health Organisation (WHO) noise pollution threshold of 65 dB.
Other Benefits of Soundproofing
There are some other benefits to Soundproof Windows besides sound control. They are temperature control – Keeps the interiors cool on hot sunny day thereby reducing your aircon usage and electricity bills; extra safety and security on account of the extra thickness of the window glass; and eliminating the problem of foggy windows which may occur due to condensation.
Soundproof Glass Doors
Soundproof Doors (for Acoustic purposes) with double glazed panels are also installed as a noise stop solution for many homes. In the recent past, double glazed Sliding Glass Doors have been installed by Grilles N Glass for homeowners in order to control noise from nearby construction sites, aircon condensers of commercial buildings like hotels & malls.
As mentioned previously, higher level units will get a lesser amount of soundproofing than what a lower level unit will achieve.
Soundproof Window & Door Contractor in Singapore
Since the last decade, Grilles N Glass has been a preferred Window Contractor among Singaporeans for implementing noise reducing windows and doors. Over the past few years we have helped many homeowners achieve peace of mind by soundproofing their residence.
We offer direct factory price with latest designs and excellent workmanship