AMBICO acoustic glass windows combine outstanding sound transmission loss with the appearance of standard metal window products. Our entire range of acoustic windows is engineered to meet the unique requirements of building projects in a variety of demanding environments.
Testing of acoustic window units by independent laboratories complies with the most up-to-date standards on the continent.
Windows are available at STC levels ranging from STC 30 to STC 56. Windows can be manufactured as part of a custom glazed system suitable for integration into the interior fit up or building envelope.
Windows have been designed to accept readily available glazing provided as an integral portion of a fully complete window unit.
What is an STC rating?
STC stands for “sound transmission class”. It represents a method of measuring sound transmission loss through a barrier i.e. a door or a wall. The higher the STC rating the better the sound deadening property of the window assembly. AMBICO provides window assemblies from STC 33 to STC 57. Let us help you select an acoustic product that will meet your project requirements.
Are there a range of configurations for acoustic windows? Yes, acoustic windows are available in a wide range of configurations, ranging from four-sided fixed windows to multi-bank window units, to side lite and transom lite configurations in countless flavors. It is important to consult with the factory for larger assemblies to discuss when there is a need for mechanical joints in frames for shipping and handling.
Can acoustic assemblies be provided with glass lites pre-installed?
AMBICO has tested glazed acoustic windows that have achieved STC 57. Glazing material must be supplied based on the glass type and configuration tested during the independent laboratory testing. To avoid glass breakage during shipping and frame installation, glass will typically ship loose for field installation in accordance with the manufacturer’s installation instructions.
Is jamb depth important to acoustic window STC performance? Yes, as the jamb depth of the frame increases so does the air space increase between glass panes. This increase in air space will positively affect the acoustic rating. Therefore, it is important to consider the impact of jamb depth on acoustic performance and where possible maximize the jamb depth. Where jamb depth is fixed, solutions may be available by using thicker glass and/or changing glass configurations.
Are acoustic doors and frames available and are vision lites available within doors?
AMBICO manufactures acoustic door and frame assemblies that achieve STC 59. Glass lites of various sizes for doors can be provided. Acoustic glass is factory supplied and pre-installed in vision lites within doors.