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 could have nights where you don’t sleep the greatest 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 looking in to replacement windows, curtains that diminish sound can be a cheaper option. The correct curtains can help diminish noise on a budget. With a host of ways to do it yourself, you can sleep well and save money at the same time. Most stores also carry curtains that help block out light and lessen 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 can also be a good option. You can notice considerable 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 bets 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 checkup on the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance may help decrease outdoor noises too.

It is also common 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 decrease the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing fix on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to get results on a budget with many DIY opportunities. Whether you are thinking 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, build a large book case and damper the sound by using your collection of novels.

For more tips on how to tackle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at (888) 883-8364, or come to our Colorado Springs showroom to chat with our Pella professionals.

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