Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors a ways, you could have
nights where you don’t sleep well because of all of
the sounds outside. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street sounds, there are a number of ways to lessen the sound and get a peaceful
night of sleep.
If you are not looking in to replacement
curtains that diminish sound can be a cheaper option. The right curtains
can help diminish noise on a budget. With a
host of ways to do it yourself,
you can sleep better and save money at the same time. Many stores also have curtains that help block out light
and lessen the noises around you. You’ll appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home sick or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows can also be a good choice.
You can see considerable
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 invest in
replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a
check on the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance could help decrease outdoor
It is also normal where the outdoors
may not be your concern; quite a few
apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming
from inside of your building or home, taking action to muffle
the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing fix
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 be 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 damper the sound by using your collection of
For more ideas on how to tackle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at (413) 829-0299, or come to our
Greenfield showroom to talk with our Pella experts.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.