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 may have nights where you don’t sleep soundly because of all of the outside noise. Whether it is from dogs barking or street sounds, there are a variety of ways to decrease the sound and get a peaceful night of sleep.

If you are not in the market for replacement windows, curtains that muffle sound might be a cheaper choice. The correct 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. A lot of stores also carry curtains that help block out light and lessen the noises around you. You can appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home not feeling well or trying to unwind.

Replacement windows could also be a good choice. You can see considerable 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 energy efficiency. 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 quick look at the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance may 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 measures to decrease the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing solution on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to experience results on a budget with many DIY choices. 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 individuality into blocking sound. If you love reading, create a large book case and reduce sound by using your collection of novels.

For more pointers on how to handle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at (301) 957-7000, or come to our Beltsville showroom to talk with our Pella experts.

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