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
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
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
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.