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
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
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
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.