Tips to Tackle Outside Noise
Unless you live in the countryside with your closest neighbors a ways, you could have nights where you don’t sleep soundly because of all of the sounds outside. Whether it is from dogs barking or street sounds, there are a number of ways to dilute the sound and get a peaceful night of sleep.
If you are not searching for replacement windows, curtains that muffle sound can be a cheaper route. The best curtains can help diminish noise on a budget. With many 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 dim the noises around you. You’ll learn to appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home sick or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows can also be a good option. You may notice unexpected 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 invest in 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 noises too.
It is also common where the outdoors may not be your concern; many 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 get results on a budget with many DIY opportunities. Whether you want a pop of color or a simple backdrop, the sound reducing addition can act as a design element as well. Get creative and add a piece of your uniqueness into blocking sound. If you love reading, build a large book case and decrease sound by using your collection of novels.
For more ideas on how to lessen unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 307-733-0535, or come to our Jackson showroom to speak with our Pella experts.* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.