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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 well because of all of the sounds outside. Whether it is from dogs barking or street noise, there are many ways to lessen the sound and get a better night of sleep.

If you are not in the market for replacement windows, curtains that muffle sound may be a more cost effective option. The best curtains can help diminish noise on a budget. With a variety of ways to do it yourself, you can sleep better and save money at the same time. Many stores also carry curtains that help block out light and muffle the noises around you. You’ll appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home sick or trying to unwind.

Replacement windows can also be a good idea. You may notice considerable 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 options for noise control, with the added positive outcome of energy efficient performance. 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 checkup on the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance may help decrease outdoor noises too.

It is also normal 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 measures to decrease 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 options. Whether you desire 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 pointers on how to handle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 508-939-3464, or come to our Fall River showroom to chat with our Pella experts.

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