Tips To Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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Unless you live in the countryside with your closest neighbors more than a mile, you may 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 many ways to lessen the sound and get a better night of sleep.

If you are not searching for replacement windows, curtains that diminish sound can be a more affordable option. The correct curtains can help decrease noise on a budget. With a variety of ways to do it yourself, you can sleep soundly and save money at the same time. A lot of stores also carry curtains that help block out light and dim 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 idea. You can see considerable 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 options 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 invest in replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a checkup on the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance can help muffle outdoor noises too.

It is also common where the outdoors may not be your problem; a lot of apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming from inside of your building or home, taking steps to muffle 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 are thinking 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 301-637-0762, or come to our Baltimore showroom to speak with our Pella professionals.

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