Tips To Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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Unless you live in the countryside with your closest neighbors a ways, you may have nights where you don’t sleep well because of all of the sounds outside. Whether it is from dogs barking or street sounds, there are a number of ways to decrease the sound and get a better night of sleep.

If you are not in the market for replacement windows, curtains that diminish sound might be a more affordable route. The correct curtains can help decrease 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 muffle the noises around you. You can appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home not feeling well or trying to unwind.

Replacement windows may also be a good option. You might notice great results that won’t require you to use headphones or ear plugs to fall asleep 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 think about replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a check on 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; quite a few apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming from inside of your building or home, taking measures to muffle the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing fix on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to experience results on a budget with many DIY choices. Whether you desire a pop of color or a simple backdrop, the sound reducing addition can be a design element as well. Get creative and add a piece of your individuality into blocking sound. If you love reading, create a large book case and reduce sound by using your collection of novels.

For more ideas on how to tackle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 901-401-9399, or come to our Memphis showroom to speak with our Pella pros.

* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.