Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors over a mile, you may have
nights where you don’t sleep soundly because of all of
the sounds of the city. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street noise, there are a number of ways to decrease the sound and get a better
night of sleep.
If you are not in the market
sound reducing curtains can be a cheaper option. The correct 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. Most stores also sell curtains that help block out light
and dim the noises around you. You’ll appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home not
feeling well or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows can also be a good option.
You might notice unexpected
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 bets for noise control,
with the added positive outcome of also being energy efficient. 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
quick look at the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance may help decrease outdoor
It is also ordinary where the outdoors
may not be your issue; a lot of
apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming
from inside of your building or home, taking action to reduce
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 desire 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 uniqueness
into blocking sound. If you love reading, make a large book
case and damper the sound by using your collection of
For more ideas on how to handle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at (888) 841-5667, or come to our
Denver showroom to speak with our Pella pros.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.