Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors a ways, you might have
nights where you don’t sleep the greatest because of all of
the sounds of the city. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street noise, there are a variety
of ways to dilute the sound and get a better
night of sleep.
If you are not searching for replacement
curtains that diminish sound can be a more cost effective route. The right curtains
can help drown out noise on a budget. With a
host of ways to do it yourself,
you can sleep soundly and save money at the same time. Many stores also sell curtains that help block out light
and lessen the noises around you. You’ll appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home sick or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows can also be a good idea.
You might experience considerable
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 also being energy efficient. If your windows aren’t
double-paned, it is highly suggested to consider
replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a
checkup on the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance can help reduce outdoor
It is also common where the outdoors
may not be your issue; a lot of
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 get
results on a budget with many DIY opportunities. Whether
you are thinking 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, build a large book
case and reduce sound by using your collection of
For more tips on how to tackle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 781-826-8005, or come to our
Hanover showroom to talk with our Pella experts.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.