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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 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 for replacement windows, 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 noises too.

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 novels.

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.
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