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 may have nights where you don’t sleep the greatest because of all of the outside noise. Whether it is from dogs barking or street sounds, there are a number of ways to dilute the sound and get a better night of sleep.

If you are not searching for replacement windows, curtains that diminish sound might be a more affordable option. The correct curtains can help diminish noise on a budget. With a host of ways to do it yourself, you can sleep well and save money at the same time. Most stores also have curtains that help block out light and muffle the noises around you. You’ll 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 may 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 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 invest in 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 decrease outdoor noises too.

It is also common where the outdoors may not be your concern; a lot of 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 solution 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 act as a design element as well. Get creative and add a piece of your uniqueness into blocking sound. If you love reading, make a large book case and reduce sound by using your collection of novels.

For more ideas on how to lessen unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 401-314-0814, or come to our Newport showroom to chat with our Pella pros.

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