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 outside. Whether it is from dogs barking or street gatherings, 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 can be a more cost effective route. The right curtains can help drown out noise on a budget. With a host of ways to do it yourself, you can sleep well and save money at the same time. Most stores also carry curtains that help block out light and muffle the noises around you. You can appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home not feeling well or trying to unwind.

Replacement windows could also be a good choice. You may experience 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 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 check on the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance can help reduce outdoor noises too.

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

For more tips on how to tackle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 314-207-0726, or come to our Saint Louis showroom to talk with our Pella professionals.

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