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 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 windows, 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 noises too.

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 novels.

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.