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
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
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
For more pointers on how to handle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at (301) 327-3013, 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.