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