Additional Glass Options
STC (Sound Transmittance Glass) Acoustic Glass
What is STC?
STC Glass, short for "Sound Transmittance Class," plays a crucial role in mitigating external noise infiltration into buildings, particularly in urban areas or places where outside noise poses a concern. . It’s a numerical rating for how well a building attenuates sound and can be used to rate windows, doors, walls, and more.
This glass is primarily used in Insulated Glass Units (IG) within windows or patio doors. The STC rating determines how effectively the glass can block sound transmission. In bustling city centers, near airports, or close to railroads, STC IGs are often considered due to their noise-reduction capabilities.
How It Works:
The technology behind STC Glass involves combining dissimilar glass thicknesses to attenuate the noise to form the IG. This variation in glass thickness is the key to reducing sound waves that try to pass through the IG. The thinner glass acts as a sacrificial layer, absorbing and dampening some of the noise, while the thicker interior glass further diminishes the sound waves. In simpler terms, the thinner glass takes the initial hit from the outside noise, and the thicker glass then handles the remaining sound, resulting in a significant reduction of noise that can enter the building.
STC Glass serves as an essential solution for creating a quieter and more peaceful indoor environment, shielding occupants from the disturbances of the bustling exterior. By combining the right glass thicknesses, it effectively attenuates noise, enhancing the overall comfort and tranquility of the interior space.