Double Glazing Explained

Double Glazing Explained

Does double glazing reduce noise?

Unwanted noise can cause a negative impact on your health and comfort. Depending on the double glazing option selected, it can provide a significant reduction on outside noise coming in.

By using The Double Glazing Company’s SuperTherm Protect, noise can be reduced considerably, resulting in a more peaceful, quieter home. For example, if the original glass was 3mm thick,  SuperTherm Protect™ would provide a Perceived Noise Reduction of up to 63%.

The type of glass is not the only contributor to noise reduction. By choosing double glazing with SuperSpacer® you can gain further improvements. That’s because the closed-cell polymer foam in SuperSpacer® transmits very little sound compared to conventional metal spacers.

In addressing noise insulation, it should be appreciated that glass is only one component in the insulation envelope. While the actual noise reduction through the glass could be significant, if the walls or ceiling space are not well insulated, then the improvement will be less noticeable. Where the rest of the envelope is well insulated from a sound waves, the change from single glass to a solution such as  SuperTherm Protect™ will be profound.

Perceived Noise Reduction – compared with 3mm single glass

  • Standard double glazing (4mm glass | 16mm Super Spacer | 4mm glass) 20%
  • SuperTherm Protect (6mm SuperTherm Cool | 16mm Argon filled Super Spacer | 6.4mm Stadip Silence) 63%

Whatever your double glazing needs are, you can be confident that we will provide the right retroGLAZE solution for your home

Explore our retroGLAZE® solutions

Timber Retrofit

Retain the character & superior insulating properties of timber, upgraded with high performing double glazing.

Aluminium Retrofit

Upgrade your existing single glazed aluminium windows & doors to high performing double glazing.

Replacement windows with new double glazing

Replacement Windows

Refresh and modernise your home with new high performance windows and doors