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 may have nights where you don’t sleep soundly because of all of the outside noise. Whether it is from dogs barking or street sounds, there are a variety of ways to dilute the sound and get a restful night of sleep.

If you are not looking in to replacement windows, curtains that muffle sound may be a more cost effective route. The correct curtains can help drown out 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 learn to 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 choice. You can experience considerable 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 efficient performance. If your windows aren’t double-paned, it is highly suggested to consider replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a check on the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance can help decrease outdoor noises too.

It is also normal 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 reduce 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 options. Whether you desire 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 decrease sound by using your collection of novels.

For more ideas on how to lessen unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 913-246-5101, or come to our Kansas City showroom to speak with our Pella experts.

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