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
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
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
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.