Tips To Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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Unless you live in the countryside with your closest neighbors a ways, you could have nights where you don’t sleep well because of all of the outside noise. Whether it is from dogs barking or street sounds, 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 muffle sound can be a cheaper option. The best curtains can help diminish noise on a budget. With a host of ways to do it yourself, you can sleep soundly and save money at the same time. A lot of stores also have curtains that help block out light and dim the noises around you. You’ll learn to appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home after a long night or trying to unwind.

Replacement windows may also be a good choice. You might 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 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 decrease outdoor noises too.

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 action to reduce the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing answer on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to get results on a budget with many DIY options. Whether you desire 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 lifestyle into blocking sound. If you love reading, create a large book case and decrease sound by using your collection of novels.

For more ideas on how to lessen unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 207-517-2331, or come to our South Portland showroom to speak with our Pella experts.

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