Tips To Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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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 windows, 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 noises too.

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 novels.

For more ideas on how to tackle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 781-209-6814, 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.