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ARE ACOUSTIC WINDOWS WORTH IT?
Everyone wants their home to be a peaceful space – but with bustling traffic, barking dogs, and noisy neighbours, it’s not often easy to achieve! Many aren’t aware, but the secret to blissful urban living actually lies in your choice in windows and doors. Whether you live on a busy main road, or a high-density housing estate, acoustic windows and doors are a non-negotiable addition
In fact, many new homes are required to reach a certain acoustic rating in order to receive their building certification. As such, if you’re building a new home, sound protection should be at the top of your priority list.
Luckily, at Bradnam’s, we have the technology and expertise to help you achieve the best results. Read on to learn more.
THE POWER OF ACOUSTIC WINDOWS AND DOORS
The entire structure of the home – including the walls, roofing, windows and doors – work together to keep out unwanted noise. Acoustic windows and doors, although the weakest element among these, actually play an important part in your home’s insulation – essentially determining its ability to fight noise pollution.
Said window and door performance is measured by what’s called an RW number (also known as a Weighted Sound Reduction Index). This number is used across the world as a standard by which we measure how well a window or door blocks out sound – the higher the rating, the better the performance.
However, it is important to note that glass-only RW ratings are non-compliant. Window and door RW ratings are required in order to comply with acoustic standards.
YOUR GUIDE TO A PEACEFUL HOME
Protecting the peace in your home is not a simple task! Thinking about acoustic protection is important, and ideally, should be detailed in the design phase.
When it comes to your windows and doors, some design practises worth considering are:
Strategic Positioning: Never underestimate the power of positioning. The location of your windows and doors within the home have a significant impact on their ability to block out noise. Prepare accordingly.
Seals: Level up your home’s protection from noise pollution by selecting products with high-quality seals. Sound can easily penetrate windows and doors through gaps between the glass and frame – so seal the deal with quality acoustic windows and doors.
Product Combinations: Different types of windows and doors will perform better acoustically than others – so take this opportunity to mix and match your selections for improved acoustic performance and style! For the best acoustic results, we recommend a mix of fixed windows, awning windows, casement windows and sliding doors.
Maintenance: Give your windows and doors the TLC they deserve, and regularly check your seals. Through everyday use, they may need to be replaced over time.
Introducing: Bradnam’s Sound Smart Technology
At Bradnam’s, we have worked tirelessly to improve our range of acoustic solutions – which has led to the creation of our cutting-edge Sound Smart window and door systems.
With the help of our industry-leading technology, you can reduce noise transmission without sacrificing your home’s design or aesthetic. Our Sound Smart windows are as versatile and stylish as they are functional.
Don’t compromise the comfort or privacy of your home – a number of our products feature best-in-class ratings, and we’re confident that we can help you find the right acoustic solutions for your home. Get in touch today to learn more!
Selecting Windows & Doors
Product Selection Guideline
The perfect windows and doors can lift a space from ordinary, to extraordinary. But choosing the right ones for your home or project can be a challenge – especially if you’re new to the process. That’s why we’ve put together this selection guideline.
Written as a simple, easy-to-understand reference, this guide will help you better understand your requirements, ask the right questions, and find the best windows and doors for your project, including external sliding doors.
Clever design ideas can turn your bricks and mortar into a stylish, functional and relaxed home. Thinking outside the box with these fresh design ideas means you’ll enjoy your home, in all four seasons, for many years to come
Product availability, features, options, sizes, configurations and performance are subject to regional variations, design requirements, and building codes. Images are for illustration purposes only and may not accurately represent the product. Bradnam’s Windows & Doors reserves the right to change, alter or delete any aspect of this product without notice. We recommend visiting a Bradnam’s showroom before ordering to view colour swatches, glass samples and actual products.