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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 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 windows, 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 noises too.

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 novels.

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.
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