Tips to Tackle Outside Noise
Unless you live in the countryside with your closest neighbors more than a mile, you might have nights where you don’t sleep well because of all of the sounds of the city. Whether it is from dogs barking or street noise, there are a variety of ways to dilute the sound and get a peaceful night of sleep.
If you are not searching for replacement windows, curtains that diminish sound can be a cheaper route. The best curtains can help diminish noise on a budget. With a host of ways to do it yourself, you can sleep soundly and save money at the same time. Most stores also carry curtains that help block out light and muffle the noises around you. You’ll learn to appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home sick or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows can also be a good idea. You might notice great results that won’t require you to use headphones or ear plugs to fall asleep every night. Double or triple-paned windows with sound control glass* are good options 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 checkup on the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance could help decrease outdoor noises too.
It is also ordinary where the outdoors may not be your concern; a lot of apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming from inside of your building or home, taking action to reduce the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing solution on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to get results on a budget with many DIY options. Whether you desire a pop of color or a simple backdrop, the sound reducing addition can act as a design element as well. Get creative and add a piece of your uniqueness 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 tackle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 270-684-3028, or come to our Owensboro showroom to speak with our Pella pros.* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.