Tips To Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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Unless you live in the countryside with your closest neighbors more than a mile, you may have nights where you don’t sleep the greatest because of all of the outside noise. Whether it is from dogs barking or street gatherings, there are many ways to decrease the sound and get a better night of sleep.

If you are not in the market for replacement windows, sound reducing curtains may be a more cost effective route. The correct curtains can help drown out 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 muffle the noises around you. You’ll appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home after a long night or trying to unwind.

Replacement windows could also be a good idea. You might see considerable 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 options 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 quick look at the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance could help decrease outdoor noises too.

It is also common where the outdoors may not be your problem; many apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming from inside of your building or home, taking measures to muffle the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing answer on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to experience results on a budget with many DIY opportunities. Whether you desire 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 decrease sound by using your collection of novels.

For more tips on how to handle unwanted noise, contact Pella at 866-539-4196, or come to our North Carolina showroom to speak with our Pella professionals.

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