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
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
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
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.