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Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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

If you are not searching for replacement windows, sound reducing curtains may be a more affordable choice. The right curtains can help drown out noise on a budget. With a host of ways to do it yourself, you can sleep better and save money at the same time. Many stores also carry curtains that help block out light and dim the noises around you. You can appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home not feeling well or trying to unwind.

Replacement windows could also be a good choice. You can notice great 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 options 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 checkup on the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance can help muffle outdoor noises too.

It is also common where the outdoors may not be your problem; a lot of apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming from inside of your building or home, taking steps to decrease the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing fix on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to experience results on a budget with many DIY opportunities. Whether you want 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, make a large book case and decrease sound by using your collection of novels.

For more ideas on how to tackle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 507-625-6933, or come to our Mankato showroom to chat with our Pella pros.

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