Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors more than a mile, you may have
nights where you don’t sleep soundly because of all of
the outside noise. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street sounds, there are many ways to dilute the sound and get a peaceful
night of sleep.
If you are not searching for replacement
curtains that diminish sound may be a more
affordable option. The right curtains
can help diminish noise on a budget. With many ways to do it yourself,
you can sleep soundly and save money at the same time. Many 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 after a long night or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows can also be a good choice.
You might notice great
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 consider
replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a
checkup on the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance could help muffle outdoor
It is also normal where the outdoors
may not be your problem; many
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 fix
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 be 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 reduce sound by using your collection of
For more ideas on how to tackle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 651-213-9049, or come to our
St. Paul showroom to speak with our Pella pros.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.