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
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
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
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.