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
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
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
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.