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 Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

Unless you live in the countryside with your closest neighbors more than a mile, you might have nights where you don’t sleep well because of all of the sounds outside. Whether it is from dogs barking or street noise, there are many ways to lessen the sound and get a restful night of sleep.

If you are not in the market for replacement windows, curtains that diminish sound might be a more cost effective route. The best curtains can help drown out noise on a budget. With a host 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 dim 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 idea. You might notice great results that won’t require you to use headphones or ear plugs to go to sleep every night. Double or triple-paned windows with sound control glass* are good bets for noise control, with the added positive outcome of energy efficiency. If your windows aren’t double-paned, it is highly suggested to invest in replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a check on the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance can help decrease 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 measures to decrease the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing solution on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to experience results on a budget with many DIY choices. Whether you want 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 individuality into blocking sound. If you love reading, create a large book case and reduce sound by using your collection of novels.

For more tips on how to handle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 385-203-8083, or come to our Salt Lake City showroom to chat with our Pella experts.

* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.
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