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
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
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
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.