Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors more than a mile, you might have
nights where you don’t sleep well because of all of
the sounds outside. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street sounds, there are a number of ways to decrease the sound and get a better
night of sleep.
If you are not searching for replacement
curtains that diminish sound can be a more
affordable choice. The best curtains
can help diminish 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 can 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 idea.
You might experience unexpected
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 also being energy efficient. If your windows aren’t
double-paned, it is highly suggested to think about
replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a
check on the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance can help decrease outdoor
It is also common where the outdoors
may not be your problem; 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 decrease
the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing answer
on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to experience
results on a budget with many DIY options. 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 uniqueness
into blocking sound. If you love reading, create a large book
case and damper the sound by using your collection of
For more ideas on how to tackle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 603-228-3352, or come to our
Concord showroom to speak with our Pella experts.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.