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
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
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
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.