Do you want to soundproof your home and prevent barking dogs and noisy neighbors from waking you up in the morning, or do you want to stop the noise you are generating inside of your business from affecting those around you? One great way to do these things is by installing laminated glass. Laminated glass can dampen sound effectively and give you more peace and quiet. Check out a few facts about using laminated glass for sound dampening below.
Laminated glass is built to stop sound
While laminated glass was originally designed to prevent glass from shattering into many little pieces when it broke, the construction of it led to it being able to dampen sound. Laminated glass consists of two glass panes with an interlayer in between them. When these factors come together, they reduce the vibrations sound creates and muffle most sounds that would come right through ordinary glass. Laminated glass is a better sound insulator than monolithic (annealed or tempered) glass. The plastic interlayers provide a degree of sound absorption.
There are also special “acoustic grade interlayers” that can be used that perform slightly better sound absorption than standard interlayers. What’s even better at sound absorption? Laminated and insulated glass!
Laminated glass is great when used in tandem with other soundproofing elements in your home or business
While laminated glass will stop most sound from entering your home or business, there are other elements—like your walls and the spaces around your windows—that could be allowing sound to enter. If you notice that sound is still coming through when you have laminated glass installed, you should check these elements out to see if they are causing the issue since it usually won’t be your laminated windows you need to worry about.
Do you want to install windows in your home or business that will keep sound out? Bent Glass Design can provide you with laminated glass options. Call us at 215-441-9101 to find out more about the benefits of installing laminated glass!