Tips To Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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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 of the city. Whether it is from dogs barking or street noise, there are many ways to decrease the sound and get a better night of sleep.

If you are not looking in to replacement windows, curtains that diminish sound might be a cheaper choice. The best curtains can help drown out noise on a budget. With a variety of ways to do it yourself, you can sleep soundly and save money at the same time. Many stores also sell curtains that help block out light and muffle the noises around you. You’ll learn to appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home not feeling well or trying to unwind.

Replacement windows could also be a good choice. You can see great results that won’t require you to use headphones or ear plugs to get some rest 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 think about replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a checkup on the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance can help reduce outdoor noises too.

It is also normal where the outdoors may not be your concern; quite a few apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming from inside of your building or home, taking measures to reduce the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing fix on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to experience results on a budget with many DIY choices. Whether you want a pop of color or a simple backdrop, the sound reducing addition can be a design element as well. Get creative and add a piece of your lifestyle into blocking sound. If you love reading, build a large book case and reduce sound by using your collection of novels.

For more tips on how to lessen unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 812-228-7000, or come to our Evansville showroom to chat with our Pella experts.

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