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
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
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
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.