Tips To Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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Unless you live in the countryside with your closest neighbors more than a mile, you might have nights where you don’t sleep well because of all of the sounds of the city. Whether it is from dogs barking or street noise, there are many ways to lessen the sound and get a restful night of sleep.

If you are not looking in to replacement windows, curtains that muffle sound may be a more cost effective choice. The right curtains can help drown out noise on a budget. With many ways to do it yourself, you can sleep better and save money at the same time. Many stores also have curtains that help block out light and lessen the noises around you. You’ll appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home after a long night or trying to unwind.

Replacement windows may also be a good idea. You may experience great 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 consider 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 decrease outdoor noises too.

It is also common where the outdoors may not be your problem; a lot of 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 solution on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to see results on a budget with many DIY opportunities. Whether you want 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, build a large book case and damper the sound by using your collection of novels.

For more tips on how to lessen unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 704-228-9149, or come to our Charlotte showroom to talk with our Pella professionals.

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