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 could have nights where you don’t sleep soundly because of all of the sounds of the city. Whether it is from dogs barking or street noise, there are a variety of ways to dilute the sound and get a restful night of sleep.

If you are not in the market for replacement windows, curtains that diminish sound can be a more cost effective route. The best curtains can help decrease noise on a budget. With many ways to do it yourself, you can sleep soundly and save money at the same time. A lot of stores also carry curtains that help block out light and muffle 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 may also be a good idea. You might experience considerable 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 bets for noise control, with the added positive outcome of energy efficient performance. 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 checkup on the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance can help reduce outdoor noises too.

It is also normal 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 measures to reduce 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 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 lifestyle into blocking sound. If you love reading, create a large book case and damper the sound by using your collection of novels.

For more pointers on how to lessen unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 202-594-3979, or come to our Gaithersburg showroom to chat with our Pella professionals.

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