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
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
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
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.