Tips to Tackle Outside Noise
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 windows, 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 noises too.
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 novels.
For more tips on how to tackle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at (877) 680-9334, 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.