Tips To Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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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 windows, 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 noises too.

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 novels.

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.