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
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
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
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.