HIGH PERFORMANCE SECONDARY CASEMENT WINDOWS
Perhaps you’re in the heart of the inner city, trains to the left of you, cars to the right. People trawling the streets beneath you all hours of the day. Or maybe you’re directly under a flight path, suffering the screech of soaring planes from morning to night. Whatever the reason, these high performance secondary windows are the ultimate solution.
By placing a secondary glazing casement window within your existing window frame, these products are designed for those dealing with severe noise pollution. The most robust solution to noise pollution, installing a high performance secondary window delivers up to a 51dB reduction. In conjunction with your pre-existing windows. That means you can expect a reduction of up to 55dB.To put this into perspective. This will turn that jackhammer outside of your home to a quiet whisper in a library.
HOW HIGH PERFORMANCE SECONDARY WINDOWS WORK
Noise travels as a pressure wave through the air to reach your ears. By distorting this wave, and dissipating its energy, we can prevent it ever reaching you. High performance secondary windows work in combination with your current windows in order to make it as hard as possible to penetrate your home.
It does this by playing with the ‘natural frequency’ of noise pollution. By using glass of a certain thicknesses, these windows disrupt the wavelength of the sound, causing it to be distorted and lose energy.
TILT & TURN MECHANISM
Featuring a ‘tilt and turn’ system, the internal mechanism allows you to open the window however you like; from the top, bottom, left or right. Creating a total vacuum when closed, this not only prevents any draughts or heat loss, but further prevents noise entering.
TRIPLE LAYERED TIMBER
Constructed with triple layered pine timber, these secondary glazing units are not only designed to prevent swelling of the frames, but also to help dissipate soundwaves.
- Pine (standard)
- Security glass
- Obscure glass
- Slimline double glazing
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COMPARE YOUR OPTIONS
On the cheap end of the spectrum, the glazing inside your existing window can be replaced with a high performance noise reduction glass. However, modern soundproof glazing can often weigh as much as 4 times your original glazing, causing long-term structural issues.
A mid-range option, secondary glazing offers significant reductions in noise pollution, however, these windows are considered aesthetically poor due to the fact that they completely steal windowsill space.
Made to fit, these specialist noise reduction windows are equipped with top of the range noise reduction glass. Designed to specifically deal with noise pollution, these are on the high end of the price range.
For truly remarkable reduction in noise, high performance secondary windows are the ultimate solution to all of your noise complaints, providing up to an 55dB reduction. An elegant solution, they will, however, take up considerable space.
HIGH PERFORMANCE SECONDARY WINDOWS PRICES
WE OFFER DISCOUNTS OF UP TO 30%
DEPENDING UPON THE SIZE OF YOUR ORDER
All high performance secondary windows are made to order and perfection takes time. Before manufacturing begins, we need to survey your property, which will be scheduled in the first couple of weeks. From the time the order is placed until installation generally takes between 10-12 weeks.
High performance secondary windows aren’t the solution for everyone, and will often be overkill. If you want to find out more about what will work best for you, speak to one of our soundproof windows advisors, who will be glad to talk you through your options.
- What is secondary glazing?
Secondary glazing is when you add another layer of glazing inside of your existing windows to either improve thermal efficiency, or decrease noise intrusion. At the Soundproof Windows we install a whole specialised acoustic window unit inside your existing windows to deliver superior levels of noise reduction. It is the ultimate solution to noise pollution.
- How effective is secondary glazing for noise reduction?
Installing secondary glazing is one of the most successful solutions to noise intrusion. It does this in two ways:
– By creating an air gap between your existing window and the new glazing. Traditionally there needed to be a 100mm gap for optimal performance, however our special seals and glazing design means we only need a 5-10mm gap.
– The secondary glazing also creates another barrier to prevent sound intrusion.
We install specialist secondary soundproof window units designed to tackle your specific noise complaint. In our Ultra range, we can reduce noise by up to 51dB.
- How much does secondary glazing cost?
Our secondary glazing is a premium product and acts more like a secondary window inside of your existing windows. These soundproof secondary windows start from £1,260. This is more expensive than standard secondary glazing, but will deliver far greater reductions in noise.
- Can you add secondary glazing to double glazing?
Yes. As long as there is enough room inside of your property. To work optimally, secondary glazing needs to be installed at least 100mm from the existing double glazing. However, our secondary window system only requires 5-10mm of space to perform optimally.
- How thick is secondary glazing?
Secondary glazing ranges from between 8.8mm to 52mm for the glazing alone. The frame is between 68-88mm thick. The glazing that we recommend will depend on the origin and severity of your noise complaint.
- How do you clean secondary glazing?
In order to continue to work optimally, secondary glazing needs to be regularly cleaned, but don’t worry. It’s simple.
– Vacuum or used a soft brush to clear debris between the two windows.
– Use a non-abrasive cloth and diluted washing up liquid (4 parts water to 1 soap) to wash the frames. Wipe dry with a clean cloth after
– Do not use kitchen or bathroom cleaners on the frames.
– Warm water with a small amount of vinegar will clean the acoustic glazing panes and leave them streak-free.