Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors a ways, you might have
nights where you don’t sleep the greatest because of all of
the outside noise. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street sounds, there are many ways to lessen the sound and get a better
night of sleep.
If you are not searching for replacement
curtains that diminish sound might be a cheaper option. The correct curtains
can help drown out noise on a budget. With a
host of ways to do it yourself,
you can sleep well and save money at the same time. Many stores also have curtains that help block out light
and muffle 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 can also be a good option.
You may notice considerable
results that won’t require you to use headphones or ear plugs to get some rest every night. Double or triple-paned windows with
sound control glass* are good bets for noise control,
with the added positive outcome of energy efficient performance. 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
check on the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance can help muffle outdoor
It is also common where the outdoors
may not be your problem; many
apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming
from inside of your building or home, taking steps to decrease
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 opportunities. 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, build a large book
case and decrease sound by using your collection of
For more pointers on how to tackle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 203-295-4486, or come to our
Monroe showroom to speak with our Pella experts.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.