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 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 windows, 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 noises too.

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 novels.

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.