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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 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 windows, 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 noises too.

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 novels.

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.
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