Tips To Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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Unless you live in the countryside with your closest neighbors a ways, you might have nights where you don’t sleep the greatest 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 restful night of sleep.

If you are not searching for replacement windows, curtains that diminish sound can be a more affordable choice. The right curtains can help diminish noise on a budget. With a host of ways to do it yourself, you can sleep well and save money at the same time. A lot of stores also sell 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 after a long night or trying to unwind.

Replacement windows can 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 also being energy efficient. 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 could help muffle outdoor noises too.

It is also common where the outdoors may not be your issue; a lot of apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming from inside of your building or home, taking measures to muffle the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing fix 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 act as a design element as well. Get creative and add a piece of your lifestyle into blocking sound. If you love reading, create a large book case and decrease sound by using your collection of novels.

For more tips on how to handle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 217-356-6474, or come to our Champaign showroom to chat with our Pella pros.

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