Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors more than a mile, you could have
nights where you don’t sleep well because of all of
the sounds outside. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street gatherings, there are many ways to lessen the sound and get a peaceful
night of sleep.
If you are not in the market
curtains that diminish sound may be a cheaper route. The correct 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. A
lot of stores also have curtains that help block out light
and lessen the noises around you. You can 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 idea.
You might notice unexpected
results that won’t require you to use headphones or ear plugs to fall asleep every night. Double or triple-paned windows with
sound control glass* are good bets for noise control,
with the added positive outcome of energy
efficiency. If your windows aren’t
double-paned, it is highly suggested to invest in
replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a
check on the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance could help reduce outdoor
It is also normal 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 action 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 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 lifestyle
into blocking sound. If you love reading, create 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 615-348-8786, or come to our
Nashville showroom to talk with our Pella professionals.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.