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
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
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
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.