Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors more than a mile, you may have
nights where you don’t sleep the greatest because of all of
the sounds of the city. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street gatherings, there are a number of ways to lessen the sound and get a peaceful
night of sleep.
If you are not in the market
sound reducing curtains might be a more
affordable option. The correct curtains
can help drown out noise on a budget. With a variety of ways to do it yourself,
you can sleep well and save money at the same time. Most 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 not
feeling well or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows may also be a good idea.
You may see unexpected
results that won’t require you to use headphones or ear plugs to get some rest 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 invest in
replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a
checkup on the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance may help reduce outdoor
It is also ordinary where the outdoors
may not be your problem; many
apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming
from inside of your building or home, taking steps to muffle
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 choices. 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 reduce sound by using your collection of
For more pointers on how to handle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 919-324-0196, or come to our
Raleigh showroom to chat with our Pella pros.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.