Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors more than a mile, you may have
nights where you don’t sleep well because of all of
the outside noise. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street noise, there are a variety
of ways to lessen the sound and get a peaceful
night of sleep.
If you are not searching for replacement
sound reducing curtains might be a more
affordable route. The correct curtains
can help drown out noise on a budget. With a variety of ways to do it yourself,
you can sleep better and save money at the same time. Most stores also have curtains that help block out light
and dim the noises around you. You can 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 might see unexpected
results that won’t require you to use headphones or ear plugs to go
to sleep every night. Double or triple-paned windows with
sound control glass* are good choices 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 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 decrease outdoor
It is also normal where the outdoors
may not be your issue; quite a few
apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming
from inside of your building or home, taking action to decrease
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 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 uniqueness
into blocking sound. If you love reading, make a large book
case and decrease sound by using your collection of
For more pointers on how to lessen
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 518-310-2118, or come to our
Plattsburgh showroom to speak with our Pella experts.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.