Enjoy the Peace and Quiet
Encore's commitment to providing solutions for modern life results in offering noise reduction windows that attain above average sound proofing. For problem noise areas where exterior traffic, train, airplane or any other noise sources cause discomfort, Encore offers 2 options. If unwanted noise is your only problem then Encore recommends soundproof windows. We are the exclusive distributor of bQuiet Soundproof Windows. Our soundproof window system is a second window placed behind or inside your existing window. The sound proof window will open and close to allow air just like your existing windows. With soundproof windows there is no need to remove or replace your existing windows. This allows you to maintain the exterior look of your home or condo. This is especially important for condo owners who have restrictions.
Any home, condominium building or commercial offices that suffer from excessive noise because of their vicinity to a busy street, railway tracks, airport flight path or noisy neighbors will greatly benefit with the installation of a Soundproof window. Most soundproof windows are installed on the inside of your existing windows, virtually eliminating noise and preserving the exterior aesthetics of your home or condo. Our soundproof windows stop unwanted city noise in its tracks.
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The second option for noise reduction is new casement and fixed windows with our noise reducing “Serenity” glazing system. These new windows are specially designed to be soundproof and energy efficient. We recommend our Serenity Windows when your existing windows are old and need replacing.
Our Serenity windows consist of a thick 5mm pane of glass on the exterior and an extra thick 6.5mm pane of laminated glass on the interior. The airspace between them is stretched to 23mm and is filled with argon gas. This results in an STC (Sound Transmission Coefficient) rating of 40. To compare; most windows with thermal glass have an STC rating in the high 20’s. Replacing your existing windows with only standard new windows that have low E glass and argon gas will only increase the STC rating by 2-3 points. If noise is not an issue for you then this will suffice, however noise that robs you of sleep or affects your ability to find peace and quiet requires a glazing system that is specifically designed for sound reduction. In addition to sound reduction our Serenity windows provide you with added security. The laminated glass cannot be penetrated with repeated blows, it is stronger than your car’s windshield glass. Another benefit of laminated glass is that it provides 99% protection against damaging ultraviolet rays, no more fading of drapes, furniture and flooring. See www.keepsafe.com. All these benefits are provided without sacrificing thermal efficiency; Our Serenity windows are as efficient as our Climateshield Premium windows with Low E and argon. These windows are one of the most efficient windows on the market carrying the Energy Star Label.
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