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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 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 windows, 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 noises too.

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 novels.

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.
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