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 could 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 a number of ways to lessen the sound and get a restful night of sleep.

If you are not looking in to replacement windows, curtains that muffle sound might be a more cost effective choice. The correct curtains can help diminish noise on a budget. With a host of ways to do it yourself, you can sleep better and save money at the same time. A lot of stores also carry 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 sick or trying to unwind.

Replacement windows could also be a good option. You can notice great 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 options for noise control, with the added positive outcome of energy efficient performance. If your windows aren’t double-paned, it is highly suggested to think about 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 problem; many apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming from inside of your building or home, taking steps 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 lifestyle into blocking sound. If you love reading, build a large book case and reduce sound by using your collection of novels.

For more tips on how to lessen unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 828-202-8673, or come to our Asheville showroom to talk with our Pella experts.

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