Tips to Tackle Outside Noise
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 windows, 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 noises too.
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 novels.
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.