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
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
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
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.