Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors over a mile, you may have
nights where you don’t sleep the greatest because of all of
the outside noise. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street sounds, there are many ways to decrease the sound and get a restful
night of sleep.
If you are not searching for replacement
sound reducing curtains may be a cheaper option. The best curtains
can help decrease 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 carry 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 sick or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows could also be a good choice.
You might notice great
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 options for noise control,
with the added positive outcome of energy
efficiency. 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
quick look at the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance can help muffle outdoor
It is also common 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 action to decrease
the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing answer
on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to get
results on a budget with many DIY options. Whether
you are thinking 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 individuality
into blocking sound. If you love reading, make a large book
case and damper the sound by using your collection of
For more pointers on how to lessen
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 989-317-2558, or come to our
Mt. Pleasant showroom to speak with our Pella pros.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.