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
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
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
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.