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 sounds outside. 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 looking in to replacement
sound reducing curtains may be a more
affordable choice. The best curtains
can help decrease 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 lessen 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 could also be a good option.
You can see 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 also being energy efficient. If your windows aren’t
double-paned, it is highly suggested to consider
replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a
quick look at the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance could help muffle outdoor
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 reduce
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 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 lifestyle
into blocking sound. If you love reading, make a large book
case and decrease sound by using your collection of
For more tips on how to handle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 507-625-6933, or come to our
Mankato showroom to chat with our Pella professionals.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.