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 could have nights where you don’t sleep well because of all of the outside noise. Whether it is from dogs barking or street noise, there are many ways to lessen the sound and get a better night of sleep.

If you are not searching for replacement windows, curtains that muffle sound may be a cheaper choice. The best 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. A lot of stores also have 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 after a long night or trying to unwind.

Replacement windows can also be a good choice. 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 choices 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 consider replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a check on the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance may help reduce 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 steps to decrease the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing solution on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to experience 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 lifestyle into blocking sound. If you love reading, create a large book case and reduce sound by using your collection of novels.

For more tips on how to handle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 336-203-0704, or come to our Winston-Salem showroom to speak with our Pella professionals.

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