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
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
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
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.