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 well because of all of the sounds outside. Whether it is from dogs barking or street noise, there are many ways to decrease the sound and get a restful night of sleep.

If you are not searching for replacement windows, curtains that diminish sound can be a more affordable route. 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 muffle the noises around you. You’ll appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home after a long night or trying to unwind.

Replacement windows could also be a good idea. You can see 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 bets for noise control, with the added positive outcome of energy efficiency. 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 quick look at the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance may help muffle outdoor noises too.

It is also normal 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 answer on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to see 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 individuality into blocking sound. If you love reading, create a large book case and reduce sound by using your collection of novels.

For more tips on how to tackle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at (210) 361-3496, or come to our San Antonio showroom to speak with our Pella pros.

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