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 Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

Unless you live in the countryside with your closest neighbors more than a mile, you may have nights where you don’t sleep well because of all of the outside noise. Whether it is from dogs barking or street noise, there are a variety of ways to decrease the sound and get a peaceful night of sleep.

If you are not searching for replacement windows, sound reducing curtains may be a more affordable option. The best curtains can help diminish noise on a budget. With a variety of ways to do it yourself, you can sleep better and save money at the same time. Most stores also have 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 after a long night or trying to unwind.

Replacement windows can also be a good option. You may see unexpected results that won’t require you to use headphones or ear plugs to get some rest every night. Double or triple-paned windows with sound control glass* are good bets for noise control, with the added positive outcome of energy efficient performance. If your windows aren’t double-paned, it is highly suggested to think about replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a quick look at the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance could help muffle outdoor noises too.

It is also ordinary where the outdoors may not be your issue; a lot of apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming from inside of your building or home, taking action to reduce the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing fix on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to see results on a budget with many DIY choices. 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 lifestyle into blocking sound. If you love reading, build a large book case and decrease sound by using your collection of novels.

For more tips on how to lessen unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 828-202-8489, or come to our Boone showroom to speak with our Pella experts.

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