July 30, 2021
As urban living increases at a rapid rate, high noise levels are adversely impacting the lives of several people every day. Constant exposure to loud noises is definitely, but it can also be harmful to our quality of life and health.
While we may continue to ignore the problem and get on with our busy lives, exposure to loud noises can lead to loss of hearing, sleep disturbance, cardiovascular problems, performance reduction, and annoyance responses.
Noise levels that are in excess of 80 dB are potentially hazardous to our health and well-being. (80 dB is equivalent to the noise of heavy vehicular traffic on a busy road). Among young people, hearing loss has a negative impact on cognition, behaviour, communication, emotional development, and academic outcomes. We must realize that our ears do not simply get used to these loud noises, but they turn deaf.
It is also well-established that exposure to continuous noise that is in excess of even 30 dB disturbs our sleep patterns and causes irritability. When sleep disruption gets out of hand, physiological problems begin to set in.
Exposure to loud noises is also linked to heart attack and stroke, and the development of latent mental disorders.
Cut outside noise with high-quality aluminium window systems
Almost 90% of all exterior noises enter your home through your doors and windows. Aluminium windows with noise proof qualities can go a long way in protecting your ears from the harmful impacts of noise pollution.
Along with the several other advantages that aluminium windows possess, high-quality aluminium window frames also deliver exceptional sound insulating capabilities that can reduce up to 30 decibels of exterior noise from entering your home by causing the sound waves to lose power. This is made possible by the use of materials that absorb and reflect noise – like glazing, the use of double sealants, and by building quality aluminium frames with thicker walls.
The process of double glazing results in excellent soundproofing by introducing a cavity of air or inert gas between two glass panes. This works as an effective barrier to stop outside noise, as well as heat and cold from entering your home.
For an added layer of soundproofing, secondary glazing is the best option as it doubles the impact of the noise barrier created between the outdoors and indoors.
Specifically coated to stop or reduce noise transfer, laminated glass is normally marketed as safety glass or acoustic glass. When this is added to an existing single pane window, it can further reduce outside noise up to 30 dB.
High quality aluminium window frames are properly insulated and will help reduce sound transference and also reduce heating and cooling loss.
Inert gas cavities
Double glazing involves the introduction of an inert gas cavity between the window panes. This cavity is crucial in stopping external sounds. Choosing a larger gas cavity of between 50 mm to 200 mm will help in blocking more sound.
Multi-chambered aluminium window systems have joints that are fuse-welded in order to improve the overall sealing capacity of the window. This feature further enhances the sound cancelling abilities of aluminium noise proof windows.
With Alteza’s premium range of stylish, sleek and functional aluminium windows, you don’t need to compromise on style in the pursuit of insulating your indoor space from harmful outside noises. Alteza aluminium window and door systems can be customized to suit your functional and aesthetic preferences. Choose from a wide range of over 100 colour possibilities, types of glass, glazing options, and mesh fittings. Customized aluminium windows by Alteza can be made as high as 7 feet, while customized aluminium doors can be 10 ft tall.
Give your home a stylish makeover, while also cutting down on harmful outside noise by choosing high-quality aluminium window and door systems by Alteza.