Taking soundproofing to a new level
Everest's new laminated Acoustic glass has a special polymer layer sandwiched between the panes of glass, specifically engineered to disrupt and absorb sound waves and reduce noise pollution.
In general, using a combination of laminated glass and different thicknesses of glass reduces vibrations and noise, so less sound travels through the window. In tests, our Acoustic double glazed windows reduce sound by 40dB, which
would take the loud 80dB noise from road traffic down to a quiet 40dB noise, which is equivalent to the sound of someone speaking in a library.
Put another way, noise reduction can also be expressed in terms of distance. Every 3dB reduction in noise doubles the distance. The Everest Double Glazed window reduces sound by 33dB, but the Everest Acoustic Double Glazed window reduces noise by 40dB. This further 7dB reduction means that if a road was 20 metres from your house, with Everest Acoustic Double Glazing it will make the sound appear as if the road is 80 metres away – that’s a whole 4 times further.
Of course, we have also created our new Acoustic double and triple glazing to be pleasing on the eye, as well as the ear, so we have made the Low E coating super thin. In fact, on 4mm glass it is only 40 microns thick, which is the
equivalent scale of putting a penny on top of the Shard.