How much quieter is an acoustic windshield?
The thickness adds too much weight to the vehicle which will affect the fuel economy. An acoustic vinyl windshield will reduce noise transmission by at least 60%. This is more than the traditional windshields.
What is a Ford acoustic windshield?
The secret to the SoundScreen windshield is that it is built with a layer of sound-absorbent vinyl sandwiched between two sheets of glass. This special acoustic vinyl layer helps soften noise levels inside the vehicle by as much as 6 dB in the frequency range where wind noise is most annoying and by 2 to 3 dB overall.
How do I know what kind of windshield I have?
Regardless of the windshield type, one of the easiest ways to figure out which windshield you have is to place a piece of white or yellow paper and tape it behind the writing on the bottom of the windshield from the inside of the car. Take a picture with your phone and text or email it to the auto glass shop.
Does acoustic glass reduce noise?
Acoustic glass is that which reduces noise levels considerably. It does this due to the way it is constructed, with laminated glass, two (or possibly more) panes of glass and a bonded internal layer to absorb sound and vibration.
What is Honda acoustic windshield?
The Feature: Acoustic glass helps reduce wind noise in Odyssey models. Tuned specifically to cut wind-noise frequencies, it uses two layers of safety glass with an inside layer of a transparent and elastic acoustic membrane. Odyssey EX-L and above trims have acoustic glass in the windshield.
What is Audi acoustic glass?
It is made of composite safety glass, and a special intermediate film provides further insulation against noise. Noise-insulating side windows of dual-pane acoustic glass are available as an option. These reduce the interior noise level in the wind noise frequency range by up to 6 dB(A).
Does acoustic laminated glass work?
Laminated glass has a thin layer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) sandwiched between two panes of glass to form the outer pane. PVB provides excellent acoustic performance by dampening soundwaves. It also makes it much more difficult to break.
How much difference does acoustic glass make?
In ideal circumstances, you can expect up to 11dB difference between a single pane of glass and a noise reduction window.