Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors over a mile, you might have
nights where you don’t sleep well because of all of
the sounds outside. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street sounds, there are a number of ways to lessen the sound and get a peaceful
night of sleep.
If you are not in the market
curtains that diminish sound may be a more cost effective route. 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. Many stores also carry curtains that help block out light
and lessen the noises around you. You’ll appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home sick or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows may also be a good idea.
You can notice unexpected
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 energy efficient performance. 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
quick look at the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance may help muffle outdoor
It is also ordinary where the outdoors
may not be your problem; a lot of
apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming
from inside of your building or home, taking action to decrease
the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing answer
on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to see
results on a budget with many DIY choices. Whether
you desire a pop of color or a simple backdrop, the
sound reducing addition can also be used as a design
element as well. Get creative and add a piece of your uniqueness
into blocking sound. If you love reading, make a large book
case and damper the sound by using your collection of
For more tips on how to lessen
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 309-306-3893, or come to our
Peoria showroom to chat with our Pella professionals.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.