Tips To Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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Unless you live in the countryside with your closest neighbors over a mile, you may have nights where you don’t sleep soundly because of all of the sounds of the city. Whether it is from dogs barking or street gatherings, there are a variety of ways to lessen the sound and get a peaceful night of sleep.

If you are not in the market for replacement windows, curtains that muffle sound can be a cheaper choice. The right curtains can help decrease noise on a budget. With a host of ways to do it yourself, you can sleep soundly and save money at the same time. Many stores also sell curtains that help block out light and dim the noises around you. You’ll learn to 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 can see 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 choices for noise control, with the added positive outcome of energy efficient performance. 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 muffle outdoor noises too.

It is also normal where the outdoors may not be your issue; quite a few 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 see 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 decrease sound by using your collection of novels.

For more ideas on how to handle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 315-565-0399, or come to our Syracuse showroom to chat with our Pella pros.

* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.