Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors over a mile, you may have
nights where you don’t sleep well because of all of
the sounds of the city. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street sounds, there are many ways to lessen the sound and get a peaceful
night of sleep.
If you are not looking in to replacement
sound reducing curtains can be a more
affordable option. 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. Most stores also have curtains that help block out light
and lessen 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 could also be a good idea.
You may notice considerable
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 energy efficient performance. 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
check on the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance could help muffle outdoor
It is also normal where the outdoors
may not be your issue; quite a few
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 solution
on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to experience
results on a budget with many DIY opportunities. Whether
you desire a pop of color or a simple backdrop, the
sound reducing addition can act as a design
element as well. Get creative and add a piece of your uniqueness
into blocking sound. If you love reading, make a large book
case and damper the sound by using your collection of
For more tips on how to tackle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 603-427-0677, or come to our
Portsmouth showroom to chat with our Pella pros.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.