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
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
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
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.