Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors a ways, you could 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 a variety
of ways to lessen the sound and get a restful
night of sleep.
If you are not searching for replacement
sound reducing curtains might be a more
affordable option. The right curtains
can help diminish noise on a budget. With a
host of ways to do it yourself,
you can sleep soundly and save money at the same time. Many stores also carry curtains that help block out light
and lessen the noises around you. You can appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home sick or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows may also be a good option.
You might 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 bets for noise control,
with the added positive outcome of also being energy efficient. 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
check on the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance may help muffle outdoor
It is also common where the outdoors
may not be your issue; 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 reduce
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 opportunities. 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, make a large book
case and reduce sound by using your collection of
For more pointers on how to tackle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at (802) 557-0429, or come to our
South Burlington showroom to talk with our Pella pros.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.