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 Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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 windows, 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 noises too.

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 novels.

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.
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