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
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 can 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
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
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.