Tips to Tackle Outside Noise
Unless you live in the countryside with your closest neighbors over a mile, you could have nights where you don’t sleep soundly because of all of the outside noise. Whether it is from dogs barking or street sounds, there are a variety of ways to decrease the sound and get a better night of sleep.
If you are not looking in to replacement windows, curtains that muffle sound can be a more affordable choice. The correct curtains can help drown out noise on a budget. With many ways to do it yourself, you can sleep well and save money at the same time. A lot of stores also sell curtains that help block out light and muffle 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 choice. 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 choices 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 may help decrease outdoor noises too.
It is also normal where the outdoors may not be your problem; quite a few apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming from inside of your building or home, taking measures to reduce 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 options. Whether you are thinking a pop of color or a simple backdrop, the sound reducing addition can act as 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 tips on how to tackle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 403-681-6363, or come to our Calgary showroom to speak with our Pella experts.* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.