Tips To Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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Unless you live in the countryside with your closest neighbors more than a mile, you may 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 decrease the sound and get a restful night of sleep.

If you are not searching for replacement windows, curtains that diminish sound can be a more cost effective route. The right curtains can help drown out noise on a budget. With many ways to do it yourself, you can sleep better and save money at the same time. A lot of stores also have 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 not feeling well or trying to unwind.

Replacement windows could also be a good idea. You may see 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 options 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 think about replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a quick look at the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance could help reduce outdoor noises too.

It is also normal where the outdoors may not be your problem; a lot of 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 answer on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to experience results on a budget with many DIY choices. Whether you want a pop of color or a simple backdrop, the sound reducing addition can also be used as a design element as well. Get creative and add a piece of your lifestyle into blocking sound. If you love reading, create a large book case and decrease sound by using your collection of novels.

For more pointers on how to handle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 301-957-7000, or come to our Washington DC showroom to talk with our Pella pros.

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