Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors more than a mile, you could have
nights where you don’t sleep soundly because of all of
the sounds outside. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street sounds, there are a variety
of ways to decrease the sound and get a better
night of sleep.
If you are not looking in to replacement
sound reducing curtains might be a more cost effective route. The correct curtains
can help decrease noise on a budget. With a variety of ways to do it yourself,
you can sleep soundly and save money at the same time. Many stores also have curtains that help block out light
and dim the noises around you. You can appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home after a long night or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows may also be a good choice.
You can experience great
results that won’t require you to use headphones or ear plugs to go
to sleep every night. Double or triple-paned windows with
sound control glass* are good bets for noise control,
with the added positive outcome of also being energy efficient. 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
quick look at the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance may help decrease outdoor
It is also common where the outdoors
may not be your issue; a lot of
apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming
from inside of your building or home, taking measures to muffle
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 choices. Whether
you are thinking 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 ideas on how to tackle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 781-935-4947, or come to our
Woburn showroom to talk with our Pella pros.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.