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 gatherings, there are a number of ways to lessen the sound and get a better
night of sleep.
If you are not searching for replacement
curtains that diminish sound may be a more cost effective choice. The right curtains
can help diminish noise on a budget. With a
host of ways to do it yourself,
you can sleep soundly and save money at the same time. Many stores also carry 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 not
feeling well or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows can also be a good choice.
You can experience great
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 choices for noise control,
with the added positive outcome of energy efficient performance. If your windows aren’t
double-paned, it is highly suggested to invest in
replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a
checkup on the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance could help reduce outdoor
It is also normal where the outdoors
may not be your problem; quite a few
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 fix
on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to see
results on a budget with many DIY opportunities. Whether
you desire 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 individuality
into blocking sound. If you love reading, make a large book
case and reduce sound by using your collection of
For more tips on how to lessen
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 507-847-1060, or come to our
Rochester showroom to talk with our Pella experts.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.