Tips to Tackle Outside Noise
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 windows, 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 noises too.
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 novels.
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.