Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors a ways, you may have
nights where you don’t sleep well because of all of
the sounds outside. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street gatherings, there are many ways to dilute the sound and get a restful
night of sleep.
If you are not in the market
curtains that muffle
sound might be a more
affordable route. The best curtains
can help diminish noise on a budget. With many ways to do it yourself,
you can sleep better and save money at the same time. Most stores also have 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 not
feeling well or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows may also be a good idea.
You can see great
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 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 invest in
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
It is also ordinary where the outdoors
may not be your issue; a lot of
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 see
results on a budget with many DIY choices. Whether
you desire 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 reduce sound by using your collection of
For more pointers on how to handle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 208-373-0002, or come to our
Boise showroom to chat with our Pella pros.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.