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
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
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
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.