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
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
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
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.