Tips to Tackle Outside Noise
Unless you live in the countryside with your closest neighbors over a mile, you might 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 many ways to dilute the sound and get a better night of sleep.
If you are not searching for replacement windows, curtains that muffle sound can be a more cost effective choice. The correct curtains can help decrease noise on a budget. With many ways to do it yourself, you can sleep better and save money at the same time. A lot of 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 sick or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows can also be a good choice. You may notice 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 efficient performance. 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 reduce outdoor noises too.
It is also ordinary where the outdoors may not be your concern; many apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming from inside of your building or home, taking measures to decrease 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 opportunities. 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 reduce sound by using your collection of novels.
For more tips on how to tackle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 217-443-3355, or come to our Danville showroom to speak with our Pella pros.* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.