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 of the city. Whether it is from dogs barking or street noise, there are a number of ways to lessen 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 option. The right curtains can help drown out noise on a budget. With many ways to do it yourself, you can sleep better and save money at the same time. A lot of stores also have 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 can also be a good idea. You might experience great results that won’t require you to use headphones or ear plugs to go to sleep every night. Double or triple-paned windows with sound control glass* are good options for noise control, with the added positive outcome of energy efficient performance. 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 check on the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance could help decrease outdoor noises too.

It is also ordinary where the outdoors may not be your issue; quite a few apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming from inside of your building or home, taking action to muffle 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 want 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 damper the sound by using your collection of novels.

For more tips on how to tackle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 240-293-1068, or come to our Annapolis showroom to chat with our Pella professionals.

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