Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors a ways, you could have
nights where you don’t sleep the greatest because of all of
the outside noise. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street gatherings, there are many ways to dilute the sound and get a better
night of sleep.
If you are not searching for replacement
curtains that muffle
sound might be a cheaper option. The correct 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. A
lot of stores also have 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 can also be a good choice.
You may see 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 think about
replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a
check on the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance could help reduce outdoor
It is also normal where the outdoors
may not be your problem; a lot of
apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming
from inside of your building or home, taking steps to muffle
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 opportunities. Whether
you are thinking a pop of color or a simple backdrop, the
sound reducing addition can also be used as a design
element as well. Get creative and add a piece of your lifestyle
into blocking sound. If you love reading, make a large book
case and damper the sound by using your collection of
For more tips on how to lessen
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at (405) 276-4323, or come to our
Oklahoma City showroom to talk with our Pella experts.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.