Tips to Tackle Outside Noise
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 for replacement windows, 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 noises too.
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 novels.
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.