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 might have nights where you don’t sleep the greatest because of all of the outside noise. Whether it is from dogs barking or street gatherings, there are a variety of ways to lessen the sound and get a better night of sleep.

If you are not in the market for replacement windows, curtains that muffle sound might be a more cost effective choice. The best curtains can help diminish noise on a budget. With a variety of ways to do it yourself, you can sleep better and save money at the same time. Many stores also sell curtains that help block out light and lessen the noises around you. You can appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home sick or trying to unwind.

Replacement windows can also be a good choice. You can notice great results that won’t require you to use headphones or ear plugs to fall asleep every night. Double or triple-paned windows with sound control glass* are good options for noise control, with the added positive outcome of energy efficiency. If your windows aren’t double-paned, it is highly suggested to invest in replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a quick look at the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance may help muffle outdoor noises too.

It is also common where the outdoors may not be your concern; 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 answer on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to experience results on a budget with many DIY choices. 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 damper the sound by using your collection of novels.

For more tips on how to handle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at (314) 207-0622, or come to our Sunset Hills showroom to chat with our Pella professionals.

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