Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors over a mile, you might 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 gatherings, there are many ways to lessen the sound and get a better
night of sleep.
If you are not searching for replacement
curtains that muffle
sound might be a more
affordable route. The best curtains
can help drown out noise on a budget. With many ways to do it yourself,
you can sleep well and save money at the same time. A
lot of 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 after a long night or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows could also be a good idea.
You may 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 options 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
quick look at the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance may help reduce outdoor
It is also normal where the outdoors
may not be your problem; 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 see
results on a budget with many DIY choices. 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 individuality
into blocking sound. If you love reading, make a large book
case and decrease sound by using your collection of
For more tips on how to tackle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 703-537-5697, or come to our
Falls Church showroom to chat with our Pella professionals.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.