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 Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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 windows, 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 noises too.

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 novels.

For more tips on how to tackle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 603-945-0181, 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.
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