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
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
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
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.