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
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
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
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.