Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors more than a mile, you might have
nights where you don’t sleep soundly because of all of
the sounds of the city. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street gatherings, there are a variety
of ways to lessen the sound and get a restful
night of sleep.
If you are not searching for replacement
curtains that diminish sound may be a more
affordable route. The right curtains
can help drown out noise on a budget. With a
host of ways to do it yourself,
you can sleep soundly and save money at the same time. Many stores also sell curtains that help block out light
and muffle the noises around you. You’ll appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home sick or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows could also be a good option.
You might experience great
results that won’t require you to use headphones or ear plugs to go
to sleep every night. Double or triple-paned windows with
sound control glass* are good options 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 consider
replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a
quick look at the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance may help muffle outdoor
It is also ordinary 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 steps to decrease
the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing answer
on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to see
results on a budget with many DIY opportunities. 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, build a large book
case and reduce sound by using your collection of
For more pointers on how to tackle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 617-712-2342, or come to our
Boston showroom to talk with our Pella professionals.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.