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
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
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
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.