Tips To Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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Unless you live in the countryside with your closest neighbors over a mile, you might have nights where you don’t sleep the greatest because of all of the outside noise. Whether it is from dogs barking or street noise, there are a number of ways to dilute 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 affordable choice. The right curtains can help diminish noise on a budget. With many ways to do it yourself, you can sleep soundly and save money at the same time. A lot of stores also sell 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 not feeling well or trying to unwind.

Replacement windows may also be a good option. You may experience unexpected 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 bets for noise control, with the added positive outcome of also being energy efficient. If your windows aren’t double-paned, it is highly suggested to invest in replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a checkup on the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance can help reduce 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 action to reduce the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing fix on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to see results on a budget with many DIY options. Whether you desire a pop of color or a simple backdrop, the sound reducing addition can be a design element as well. Get creative and add a piece of your individuality into blocking sound. If you love reading, build a large book case and damper the sound by using your collection of novels.

For more ideas on how to lessen unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 518-414-5302, or come to our Albany showroom to speak with our Pella professionals.

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