Tips To Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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Unless you live in the countryside with your closest neighbors over a mile, you may have nights where you don’t sleep soundly because of all of the sounds outside. Whether it is from dogs barking or street gatherings, there are a variety of ways to lessen the sound and get a peaceful night of sleep.

If you are not looking in to replacement windows, curtains that muffle sound might be a more cost effective route. The right curtains can help decrease noise on a budget. With a host of ways to do it yourself, you can sleep well and save money at the same time. Most stores also carry curtains that help block out light and dim the noises around you. You’ll appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home sick or trying to unwind.

Replacement windows can also be a good option. You can see great 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 bets for noise control, with the added positive outcome of energy efficiency. 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 checkup on the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance may help decrease outdoor noises too.

It is also normal 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 measures to reduce the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing solution on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to see results on a budget with many DIY options. Whether you are thinking a pop of color or a simple backdrop, the sound reducing addition can act as a design element as well. Get creative and add a piece of your uniqueness into blocking sound. If you love reading, build a large book case and reduce sound by using your collection of novels.

For more tips on how to lessen unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 508-413-3004, or come to our Providence showroom to talk with our Pella professionals.

* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.