Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors more than a mile, you might have
nights where you don’t sleep well because of all of
the sounds outside. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street noise, there are a number of ways to lessen the sound and get a better
night of sleep.
If you are not looking in to replacement
curtains that diminish sound can be a cheaper option. The best curtains
can help diminish noise on a budget. With a variety of ways to do it yourself,
you can sleep soundly and save money at the same time. Most stores also carry 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 not
feeling well or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows could also be a good choice.
You can see unexpected
results that won’t require you to use headphones or ear plugs to go
to sleep every night. Double or triple-paned windows with
sound control glass* are good bets for noise control,
with the added positive outcome of energy
efficiency. 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
quick look at the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance could help decrease outdoor
It is also common where the outdoors
may not be your issue; quite a few
apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming
from inside of your building or home, taking measures to decrease
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 options. Whether
you are thinking a pop of color or a simple backdrop, the
sound reducing addition can also be used as a design
element as well. Get creative and add a piece of your uniqueness
into blocking sound. If you love reading, create a large book
case and decrease sound by using your collection of
For more pointers on how to handle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 270-216-5253, or come to our
Murray showroom to chat with our Pella professionals.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.