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
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
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
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.