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 Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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 windows, 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 noises too.

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 novels.

For more ideas on how to tackle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 603-225-1953, 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.
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