Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors over a mile, you may have
nights where you don’t sleep well because of all of
the sounds of the city. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street gatherings, there are a variety
of ways to decrease the sound and get a peaceful
night of sleep.
If you are not searching for replacement
curtains that diminish sound may be a more cost effective option. The right curtains
can help decrease 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 have 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 could also be a good option.
You might see great
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 also being energy efficient. 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
check on the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance could help muffle outdoor
It is also common where the outdoors
may not be your problem; many
apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming
from inside of your building or home, taking action to muffle
the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing solution
on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to get
results on a budget with many DIY choices. Whether
you are thinking a pop of color or a simple backdrop, the
sound reducing addition can be a design
element as well. Get creative and add a piece of your lifestyle
into blocking sound. If you love reading, create a large book
case and damper the sound by using your collection of
For more tips on how to handle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 978-291-7441, or come to our
Haverhill showroom to chat with our Pella experts.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.