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 well because of all of the sounds outside. Whether it is from dogs barking or street sounds, there are a variety of ways to dilute the sound and get a better night of sleep.

If you are not searching for replacement windows, curtains that muffle sound can be a more cost effective route. The best curtains can help drown out noise on a budget. With a variety of 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 may also be a good idea. You may experience unexpected 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 choices 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 check on the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance can help decrease outdoor noises too.

It is also ordinary where the outdoors may not be your concern; many apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming from inside of your building or home, taking measures to reduce 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 choices. Whether you desire 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 uniqueness into blocking sound. If you love reading, make 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 612-249-7371, or come to our Minneapolis showroom to speak with our Pella experts.

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