Tips To Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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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 windows, 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 noises too.

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 novels.

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.