Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors a ways, you may have
nights where you don’t sleep well because of all of
the sounds of the city. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street noise, there are many ways to dilute the sound and get a peaceful
night of sleep.
If you are not looking in to replacement
sound reducing curtains may be a cheaper choice. The best curtains
can help decrease noise on a budget. With many ways to do it yourself,
you can sleep better and save money at the same time. Many stores also carry curtains that help block out light
and muffle the noises around you. You’ll
learn to appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home not
feeling well or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows can also be a good choice.
You may see considerable
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 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
quick look at the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance could help decrease outdoor
It is also normal where the outdoors
may not be your issue; many
apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming
from inside of your building or home, taking action to muffle
the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing fix
on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to experience
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 individuality
into blocking sound. If you love reading, build a large book
case and reduce sound by using your collection of
For more pointers on how to lessen
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 480-296-2022, or come to our
Scottsdale showroom to chat with our Pella pros.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.