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
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
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
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.