Tips to Tackle Outside Noise
Unless you live in the countryside with your closest neighbors a ways, you might have nights where you don’t sleep the greatest because of all of the sounds of the city. Whether it is from dogs barking or street noise, there are many ways to lessen the sound and get a peaceful night of sleep.
If you are not searching for replacement windows, sound reducing curtains can be a more cost effective option. The correct curtains can help decrease noise on a budget. With a host of ways to do it yourself, you can sleep well and save money at the same time. Most stores also have curtains that help block out light and lessen the noises around you. You’ll learn to appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home after a long night or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows may also be a good idea. You may notice unexpected results that won’t require you to use headphones or ear plugs to get some rest every night. Double or triple-paned windows with sound control glass* are good choices for noise control, with the added positive outcome of also being energy efficient. If your windows aren’t double-paned, it is highly suggested to consider replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a quick look at the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance could help reduce outdoor noises too.
It is also ordinary where the outdoors may not be your problem; many apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming from inside of your building or home, taking measures to muffle the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing fix on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to see results on a budget with many DIY opportunities. Whether you are thinking a pop of color or a simple backdrop, the sound reducing addition can be a design element as well. Get creative and add a piece of your lifestyle into blocking sound. If you love reading, make a large book case and decrease sound by using your collection of novels.
For more pointers on how to lessen unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at (508) 925-7149, or come to our Shrewsbury showroom to speak with our Pella experts.* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.