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