Tips To Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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Unless you live in the countryside with your closest neighbors a ways, you might have nights where you don’t sleep soundly because of all of the sounds outside. Whether it is from dogs barking or street noise, there are a number of ways to lessen the sound and get a better night of sleep.

If you are not in the market for replacement windows, curtains that muffle sound may be a more cost effective choice. The right curtains can help decrease noise on a budget. With many ways to do it yourself, you can sleep soundly and save money at the same time. Most stores also carry 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 choice. You might see 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 choices 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 consider replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a check on the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance may help muffle outdoor noises too.

It is also ordinary where the outdoors may not be your problem; quite a few 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 answer on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to get results on a budget with many DIY opportunities. Whether you desire 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 lifestyle 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 handle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 336-203-0576, or come to our Greensboro showroom to talk with our Pella professionals.

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