Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors over a mile, you may have
nights where you don’t sleep the greatest because of all of
the sounds outside. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street sounds, there are many ways to dilute the sound and get a restful
night of sleep.
If you are not in the market
curtains that muffle
sound can be a cheaper choice. The correct curtains
can help diminish noise on a budget. With a variety of ways to do it yourself,
you can sleep well 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 after a long night or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows can also be a good option.
You may experience 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
checkup on the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance can help decrease outdoor
It is also normal where the outdoors
may not be your problem; a lot of
apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming
from inside of your building or home, taking measures to reduce
the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing solution
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 also be used as a design
element as well. Get creative and add a piece of your uniqueness
into blocking sound. If you love reading, build a large book
case and damper the sound by using your collection of
For more tips on how to tackle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 301-354-3633, or come to our
Hunt Valley showroom to speak with our Pella experts.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.