By Michael Lentin
The moment your home is transformed from an echo-chamber of external noise to a serene oasis of peace and quiet, it’s easy to imagine that those new Soundproof Windows are magic.
In reality, there’s a complex science at work enabling the Windows to block not only sound, but heat and cold as well. Injecting Windows with inert gas, a process known as insulated glazing, is just one way that today’s Soundproof Windows achieve superior insulation.
How’s It Work?
There’s a certain amount of dead air space between the panes of glass in Soundproof Windows. When that space is filled with inert gasses like argon or kypton, it further insulates the Windows, protecting the interior from invasive noise and volatile temperature shifts.
Imagine trying to swim through molasses—that’s how difficult it is for sound waves and heat energy to pass through a gas-injected Window.
Why Argon and Krypton?
As sound and heat easily pass through untreated glass, a pocket of air insulates your home by putting up an extra line of defense—it’s much harder for noise and temperature to travel through air than glass.
Swap that air for argon or kypton, and you get a much more dramatic effect: argon conducts almost 50% less heat than normal air. Beyond their sound-cancelling and non-conductive properties, argon and kytpon are also preferred because they’re safe, stable, colorless, and odorless.
The untrained eye won’t notice the gas at all—though your ears will thank you.