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 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 for replacement windows, 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 noises too.

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 novels.

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.