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
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
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
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.