In today’s noisy environment, the heroes that bring peace, privacy, relax atmosphere, and most efficient soundproofing of residential, commercial or home office designs are uPVC soundproof windows and doors.
Soundproof windows and doors made from uPVC (Unplasticized Poly Vinyl Chloride) in Thailand are available in several standards whether European brands, Chinese brands, Thai brands imported from China. If you compare only the prices, you may find that Chinese brands or Thai brands imported from China may be of lower prices, but in terms of value, we can guarantee that European brands are of much better quality, from the design of the uPVC profile system for better thermal insulation and soundproofing to the formulation, ingredients and manufacturing process. uPVC matrix contains titanium dioxide, thus it is UV resistant and heat resistant up to 82 °C. It is ideal for any weather conditions.
All types of our uPVC soundproof windows are designed with soundproof function. However, for the best soundproofing performance, it is recommended to choose casement windows, awning windows or fixed windows rather than sliding windows. Because these three types of windows do not have gaps for air to pass through, unlike the sliding windows which still have gaps between the window frames and window panels that allow more sound to pass through.
uPVC casement doors are perfect for soundproofing and waterproofing. It is also suitable for any project design and can be applied in many styles. Since noise can come from both outdoors and indoors, the designers can choose the type of uPVC doors that meets the application needs.
Differences in materials for each type of window and door frames.
Wood: Wood is the most commonly material used for windows and doors. However, it stretches and shrinks according to the weather and humidity. The highlight of wood lies in its natural beauty which can be designed in a variety of styles. However, when it comes to windows and doors, there are limitations due to the gaps between the frame and sash and the sliding track. These gaps allow noise to easily pass through and you may encounter termite and leakage problems.
Aluminum: Aluminum is a popular material used for windows and doors. Its strengths are light weight, strong, small cross-section of the frame. Aluminum windows and doors are easy to install at an affordable price and can be custom made. However, there are limitations in terms of thermal conductivity. In addition, its surface may be scratched. The frames are not fully welded together which may cause water leakage during heavy rain or severe storm and provides only a certain extent of soundproof.
uPVC: Eco-friendly design innovation with superior properties compared to PVC. uPVC does not contain any plastic additives, resulting in a durable and strong material that does not absorb sound. Compared to the two materials mentioned above, uPVC is superior in terms of noise insulation and is ideal for soundproof windows and doors
uPVC windows and doors have some limitations in terms of product designs since it has to be manufactured by standardized companies rather than custom made by sub-contractors. The customers therefore have to spend more time waiting for production.
Tips for choosing the most cost-effective installation of uPVC windows and doors
- It will be more cost-effective if you opt for larger sizes, as small windows and doors require the same number of equipment.
- Choose uPVC products from the brands that are standardized and offer premium quality in terms of sound insulation performance as uPVC products come in a wide variety of grades. Consultation with a knowledgeable professional is recommended. It is a worthwhile investment because uPVC products have extra thickness and longer service life. Therefore, frequent replacement is not required. In addition, they are easy to maintain and eco-friendly.
What other aspects we should pay attention to in designing a soundproofing environment
Besides the effective soundproofing of uPVC windows and doors, let's take a look at some other aspects we should pay attention to in selecting soundproofing construction materials for peaceful and private environment.
- Partition or interior walls: It is recommended to install gypsum boards with thickness of 12 mm or more due to its good soundproofing properties. The key technique is plastering all gypsum board joints by choosing gypsum board type that does not interfere with WiFi signal with guaranteed durability and strength. Gypsum boards are commonly used in the construction of residential condominiums, shopping malls, and commercial buildings. Gypsum wall has a soundproofing capability of up to 48 dB.
- Ceiling: Thermal insulation should be installed for both thermal and acoustic insulation.
- Use thick wallpaper: To help prevent noise, thick PE foam wallpaper or 3D embossed wallpaper should be used to help reduce noise.
- Use thick curtains with curtain lining: Using thick curtains can reduce the sound waves and attaching curtain lining can further reduce echoes from outside.
Deceuninck offers various styles of uPVC door and window frames which can meet different design needs. In addition, you can customize the design of your choice by contacting our dedicated team of experts to discuss about the door and window types and their installation through our website.