Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors over a mile, you could have
nights where you don’t sleep well because of all of
the sounds of the city. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street gatherings, there are a number of ways to decrease the sound and get a peaceful
night of sleep.
If you are not searching for replacement
curtains that diminish sound might be a cheaper choice. The right curtains
can help decrease noise on a budget. With many ways to do it yourself,
you can sleep better and save money at the same time. Most stores also carry 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 go
to sleep 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 think about
replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a
checkup on the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance may help reduce outdoor
It is also normal where the outdoors
may not be your problem; quite a few
apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming
from inside of your building or home, taking measures to reduce
the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing solution
on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to get
results on a budget with many DIY options. Whether
you desire a pop of color or a simple backdrop, the
sound reducing addition can act as 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
For more tips on how to tackle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 231-622-4417, or come to our
Petoskey showroom to chat with our Pella experts.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.