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
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
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
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.