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 Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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 windows, 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 noises too.

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 novels.

For more ideas on how to handle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 757-208-7052, 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.
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