Tips To Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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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 windows, 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 noises too.

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 novels.

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.