Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors a ways, you may have
nights where you don’t sleep the greatest because of all of
the sounds outside. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street gatherings, there are a variety
of ways to lessen the sound and get a better
night of sleep.
If you are not looking in to replacement
curtains that muffle
sound may be a more
affordable choice. The right curtains
can help diminish noise on a budget. With a variety of ways to do it yourself,
you can sleep well and save money at the same time. Many stores also have curtains that help block out light
and muffle the noises around you. You can appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home sick or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows can also be a good option.
You may see great
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
checkup on the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance could help muffle outdoor
It is also ordinary where the outdoors
may not be your issue; many
apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming
from inside of your building or home, taking action to muffle
the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing fix
on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to see
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 be a design
element as well. Get creative and add a piece of your individuality
into blocking sound. If you love reading, create a large book
case and decrease sound by using your collection of
For more ideas on how to handle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 302-257-5544, or come to our
Lewes showroom to talk with our Pella professionals.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.