Tips To Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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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 windows, 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 noises too.

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 novels.

For more tips on how to tackle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 301-354-3689, 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.