The Noise-Blocking Qualities of Hurricane Windows

It never fails on your much-needed day off as you look forward to sleeping in rather than getting early, you start to hear the noise. Coincidently, it is also the day when those outdoor noises prevent you from getting some extra sleep.  Fortunately, V&V Windows has the solution and it’s called hurricane impact windows and doors.  Granted the primary purpose of installing these types of windows is to protect you, your family, and your home from hurricane force winds and flying debris during tropical storms.  However, there are some additional benefits you may not be aware of such as noise reduction.

Construction of Hurricane Windows

Unlike the glass used in standard windows, hurricane resistant windows are made by sandwiching an inner layer of polyvinyl butyral or PVB between two layers of laminated glass.  Because of the laminating process and the thickness of the glass layers, the outside noise pollution is unable to penetrate the window and be heard indoors.  The combination of the air space between the glass panes and the overall thickness of the window itself prevents vibrations from penetrating the glass and entering your home.

In addition to the laminated glass, V&V Windows seals their hurricane windows around their perimeter to ensure better home security while at the same time keeping your indoor environment peaceful and quiet.  Because of the superior construction of these impact windows, outside noise is unable to get through.  You can rest assure that in addition to protecting you from hurricane winds and flying debris these windows will also keep out unwanted noise pollution.

Additional Considerations

Due to the thicker construction of multi-layer hurricane impact-resistant windows as well as the use of sealants and sturdy framing materials reduce exterior noise pollution by as much as 40%.  Furthermore, because of the thick layers of tempered glass, they can resist shattering when struck by flying debris or when a burglar uses a heavy object to try and break into your home. Hence, even on normal days, your level of security and protection increases multi-fold when you invest in impact windows and doors.

When compared to the 1/8” thickness of a standard glass pane, the overall thickness of these windows ranges from 7/16” to 9/16”.  Standard glass windows do little if anything to alleviate the outdoor noises of children playing, dogs barking, or the operation of a lawnmower.  Other than the added layer of protection from hurricanes and tropical storms that they provide, the primary benefit of hurricane impact windows installed by our company is that they can restore peace and tranquility in your home. For more information or a free estimate call V&V Windows professionals at (305) 888-4151 today.