Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors more than a mile, you might 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 lessen the sound and get a peaceful
night of sleep.
If you are not searching for replacement
sound reducing curtains may be a more
affordable option. The best curtains
can help decrease noise on a budget. With a
host of ways to do it yourself,
you can sleep better and save money at the same time. Most stores also sell curtains that help block out light
and muffle 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 could also be a good choice.
You can notice 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
efficiency. 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 can help reduce outdoor
It is also normal where the outdoors
may not be your issue; many
apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming
from inside of your building or home, taking steps to decrease
the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing solution
on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to get
results on a budget with many DIY options. 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, create a large book
case and damper the sound by using your collection of
For more tips on how to tackle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at (225) 424-8681, or come to our
Baton Rouge showroom to chat with our Pella experts.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.