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 Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

Unless you live in the countryside with your closest neighbors over a mile, you could have nights where you don’t sleep soundly because of all of the sounds outside. Whether it is from dogs barking or street sounds, there are many ways to lessen the sound and get a restful night of sleep.

If you are not looking in to replacement windows, curtains that diminish sound may be a more affordable option. The right curtains can help decrease noise on a budget. With many ways to do it yourself, you can sleep better and save money at the same time. Many stores also have curtains that help block out light and dim the noises around you. You’ll appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home sick or trying to unwind.

Replacement windows could also be a good idea. You may experience considerable results that won’t require you to use headphones or ear plugs to go to sleep every night. Double or triple-paned windows with sound control glass* are good choices 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 quick look at the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance can help decrease outdoor noises too.

It is also ordinary where the outdoors may not be your concern; many apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming from inside of your building or home, taking steps to reduce the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing solution on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to experience results on a budget with many DIY options. Whether you want a pop of color or a simple backdrop, the sound reducing addition can also be used as a design element as well. Get creative and add a piece of your lifestyle into blocking sound. If you love reading, make a large book case and decrease sound by using your collection of novels.

For more ideas on how to tackle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 203-663-3778, or come to our Norwalk showroom to speak with our Pella professionals.

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