Tips To Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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Unless you live in the countryside with your closest neighbors more than a mile, you could have nights where you don’t sleep the greatest because of all of the sounds outside. Whether it is from dogs barking or street gatherings, there are a variety of ways to lessen the sound and get a restful night of sleep.

If you are not searching for replacement windows, curtains that muffle sound can be a cheaper choice. The right curtains can help drown out 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 sell curtains that help block out light and dim the noises around you. You can appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home not feeling well or trying to unwind.

Replacement windows can also be a good option. You can experience 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 bets for noise control, with the added positive outcome of energy efficiency. If your windows aren’t double-paned, it is highly suggested to think about replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a checkup on the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance may help reduce outdoor noises too.

It is also normal 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 steps 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 options. Whether you want 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 individuality into blocking sound. If you love reading, make a large book case and damper the sound by using your collection of novels.

For more tips on how to tackle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 217-793-0550, or come to our Springfield showroom to chat with our Pella experts.

* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.