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 may have nights where you don’t sleep soundly because of all of the outside noise. Whether it is from dogs barking or street gatherings, there are many ways to dilute the sound and get a restful night of sleep.

If you are not searching for replacement windows, curtains that diminish sound can be a more cost effective route. The best curtains can help diminish noise on a budget. With a host of ways to do it yourself, you can sleep soundly and save money at the same time. A lot of 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 sick or trying to unwind.

Replacement windows can also be a good option. You can see great results that won’t require you to use headphones or ear plugs to fall asleep every night. Double or triple-paned windows with sound control glass* are good choices for noise control, with the added positive outcome of energy efficient performance. 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 check on the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance may help muffle outdoor noises too.

It is also ordinary where the outdoors may not be your issue; a lot of 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 answer on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to experience 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 act as a design element as well. Get creative and add a piece of your lifestyle into blocking sound. If you love reading, create a large book case and reduce sound by using your collection of novels.

For more pointers on how to tackle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 571-292-3519, or come to our Northern Virginia showroom to talk with our Pella experts.

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