Tips to Tackle Outside Noise
Unless you live in the countryside with your closest neighbors more than a mile, you might have nights where you don’t sleep soundly because of all of the sounds outside. Whether it is from dogs barking or street sounds, there are a variety of ways to decrease the sound and get a restful night of sleep.
If you are not searching for replacement windows, curtains that muffle sound might be a more cost effective choice. The best curtains can help decrease noise on a budget. With a variety of ways to do it yourself, you can sleep well and save money at the same time. A lot of stores also sell curtains that help block out light and muffle the noises around you. You’ll learn to appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home after a long night or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows could also be a good idea. You may experience considerable results that won’t require you to use headphones or ear plugs to go to sleep every night. Double or triple-paned windows with sound control glass* are good choices 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 quick look at the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance can help reduce outdoor noises too.
It is also ordinary where the outdoors may not be your problem; quite a few apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming from inside of your building or home, taking steps to decrease the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing answer on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to see results on a budget with many DIY choices. Whether you are thinking a pop of color or a simple backdrop, the sound reducing addition can also be used as a design element as well. Get creative and add a piece of your lifestyle into blocking sound. If you love reading, create a large book case and decrease sound by using your collection of novels.
For more pointers on how to lessen unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 877-680-9617, or come to our Birmingham showroom to talk with our Pella professionals.* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.