Tips To Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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Unless you live in the countryside with your closest neighbors more than a mile, you may have nights where you don’t sleep soundly because of all of the outside noise. Whether it is from dogs barking or street gatherings, there are many ways to lessen the sound and get a peaceful night of sleep.

If you are not searching for replacement windows, sound reducing curtains can be a more cost effective choice. The correct curtains can help drown out noise on a budget. With many ways to do it yourself, you can sleep soundly and save money at the same time. A lot of stores also have 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 after a long night or trying to unwind.

Replacement windows can also be a good idea. You might experience considerable results that won’t require you to use headphones or ear plugs to go to sleep every night. Double or triple-paned windows with sound control glass* are good bets 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 checkup on the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance could help muffle outdoor noises too.

It is also normal 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 reduce the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing solution on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to get 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 individuality into blocking sound. If you love reading, build 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 910-218-9596, or come to our Wilmington showroom to speak with our Pella pros.

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