Dr. Mark Berber, MD describes the link between sleep and psychological/physical recovery and restoration.
Published on 6 Jul 2015
Real estate in noisy areas sells for less and doesn't appreciate in value compared to quieter locations. By adding bquiet soundproof windows, many of our clients have restored the value of their properties compared to their quieter counterparts.
One such case study is a couple that purchased a beautiful town house in Thornhill, Ontario - an end unit next to a busy street. The Purchase price in 2009 was roughly $30,000 less than the same size townhomes away from the traffic. The couple contacted us and we installed our bquiet windows on the second floor, providing peace and tranquility in the bedrooms. A year later in 2010 the couple had to re-locate and sold their Thornhill townhome home for 25% more than the purchase price in 2009. The new value was closer to the same townhouses located further away from the traffic in the quieter zone.
Another example is a home in Richmond Hill that had to be listed for $40,000 less than the neighbour across the street in a smaller house. The listed house backed on to Bathurst Street, which was widened to 4 lanes a few years prior. The owner had our bquiet windows installed and decided to stay, he can now confidently list his home for the same price as his neighbour’s across the street.
Many of the new homes being built today are near very busy traffic areas - the 400 series highways, major streets, closer to airports, near train tracks, etc... Sound walls are often a requirement, however they don’t extend to the second floor, leaving the upper bedrooms exposed. We find many of our clients have empty upstairs bedrooms and are sleeping in lower rooms because of the high noise level. When we install our bquiet windows, bedrooms are re-claimed and the value of the home rises.
Often great locations in parts of the city come at the cost of excessive noise. It often comes down to tolerating the situation, where we'll hear people say “I'll get used to it”. Please check our articles page on the long-term effects of noise. With bquiet windows, you can now live in any exciting part of the city that you desire, but in a quiet environment. It's like having your cake and eating it too.
Reasons for Soundproofing in Commercial buildings:
Creating a quieter environment in Apartments and Hotels results in higher value, the ability to charge higher rates, less turnover and more repeat business. Generally people remember not to return to a hotel where they experienced a sleepless night due to noise. A loyal customer-base certainly helps in the hospitality industry.
In addition to sound reduction, our bquiet windows provide you with added security. The laminated glass cannot be penetrated with repeated blows, as it is stronger than your car’s windshield glass. Another benefit of laminated glass is that it provides 99% protection against damaging ultraviolet rays, meaning no more fading of drapes, furniture and flooring. See www.keepsafe.com. And of course bquiet windows offer thermal efficiency by reducing air infiltration, moisture and they’re available with Low E technology for added energy savings.
bquiet windows are installed on the inside of your existing windows, blending in and becoming camouflaged, virtually eliminating noise and preserving the exterior aesthetics of your home or condo. Our bquiet soundproof windows stop unwanted city noise in its tracks.
bquiet Windows is the result of a commitment by 3 entrepreneurs to provide homeowners and businesses with a healthy level of noise and sound reduction. After years of importing and modifying existing window and door products, it came time to produce a completely Canadian-made window for soundproofing. Leading engineers and manufacturers ...