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 outside noise. Whether it is from dogs barking or street noise, there are a variety of ways to lessen the sound and get a better night of sleep.
If you are not searching for replacement windows, sound reducing curtains might be a cheaper route. The best curtains can help diminish noise on a budget. With a host of ways to do it yourself, you can sleep better and save money at the same time. Most 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 after a long night or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows can also be a good idea. You might notice considerable 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 options for noise control, with the added positive outcome of energy efficiency. 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 quick look at the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance can help decrease outdoor noises too.
It is also ordinary where the outdoors may not be your issue; many apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming from inside of your building or home, taking action to muffle the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing solution on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to experience results on a budget with many DIY options. Whether you are thinking 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 lifestyle into blocking sound. If you love reading, make a large book case and reduce sound by using your collection of novels.
For more tips on how to tackle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 563-202-8576, or come to our Davenport showroom to speak with our Pella experts.* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.