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 could 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 sounds, there are a number of ways to dilute the sound and get a restful night of sleep.

If you are not in the market for replacement windows, sound reducing curtains can be a more affordable option. The right curtains can help diminish noise on a budget. With a host of 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 dim the noises around you. You’ll 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 choice. You can experience unexpected 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 choices for noise control, with the added positive outcome of energy efficiency. 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 may help reduce outdoor noises too.

It is also normal where the outdoors may not be your concern; 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 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 want a pop of color or a simple backdrop, the sound reducing addition can be a design element as well. Get creative and add a piece of your uniqueness into blocking sound. If you love reading, make a large book case and decrease sound by using your collection of novels.

For more ideas on how to handle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 269-215-4157, or come to our Kalamazoo showroom to chat with our Pella professionals.

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