How does aluminium double glazing perform in terms of sound insulation and reducing outside noise?

by | Jul 21, 2023 | Homeowner Advice, Resource Centre

When you come home after a busy day, you want to put the hustle and bustle of life behind you. Achieving a quiet home that shuts down outside noise depends on effective double glazing. If you’re considering aluminium double glazing for your home, the good news is that it is very effective at reducing outside noise.

Here’s why.

Aluminium double glazing and sound insulation 

Each aluminium double glazed unit consists of two panes of glass separated by an insulating spacer. The gap between the two panes is typically filled with argon gas. This construction makes aluminium double glazing very effective at sound insulation.

Aluminium double glazing brings additional benefits when it comes to reducing outside noise. The strength of aluminium helps to absorb and dampen sound vibrations, which will keep your home quieter.

It is also a very robust material, with a lengthy lifespan. This durability means it will retain its sound insulation properties throughout its lifespan with no drop in performance.

The link between thermal efficiency and sound insulation Aluminium Window Frame

The sound insulation and thermal efficiency properties of all windows are very closely linked. The better your windows are at insulating your home, the better they will be at reducing outside noise.

Therefore, if you choose windows that are very thermally efficient, you will automatically be choosing windows that are very good at reducing outside noise. You will also benefit from a home that is warmer in winter, cooler in summer and quieter all year round.

When you’re comparing the thermal efficiency of any window system, check the Window Energy Ratings or U Value. A Window Energy Rating of A++ is the most thermally efficient. When it comes to U Values, the lower the number, the better the efficiency.

The legal requirements for sound insulation 

Whichever windows you choose for your home, they will have to meet legal requirements for sound insulation. In England and Wales, these requirements are set out in Approved Document E of Building Regulations: Resistance to the passage of sound.

These legal requirements give you peace of mind that your windows will always meet a minimum standard for sound insulation.

However, remember that aluminium double glazing from Capital Windows is always made to order to your precise specifications. If you want to have better sound insulation to cut out more outside noise, this is always an option.

Asking for advice on aluminium double glazing and reducing outside noise

If you live near a busy road, an airport, a flight path or a vibrant urban area, the chances are that reducing outside noise will be a priority for you. It’s why it’s so important to get expert input on the aluminium double glazing that is right for you.

If you have any questions about the sound insulation properties of aluminium double glazing, please get in touch for advice. We have four decades of expertise and know-how as manufacturers and installers of aluminium windows and doors. We’ll happily advise you on the options that could be right for you.

You might also like to check out the Aluminium Windows For The Home section of our website. It features information on the market-leading aluminium window systems we manufacture and install.

This includes Sapa Crown Casement, a quality and established window system suitable for replacement or new build applications, AluK 58BW, a versatile suite of aluminium window sections offering excellent design and first class aesthetics, and Evoke Flush, the aluminium system with the slimmest sightlines on the market.

To sum up, aluminium double glazing performs very well when it comes to sound insulation and reducing outside noise. When you choose aluminium double glazing from Capital Windows, you get the benefit of exceptional quality and expert advice too.