Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors over a mile, you could have
nights where you don’t sleep the greatest because of all of
the outside noise. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street gatherings, there are many ways to decrease the sound and get a peaceful
night of sleep.
If you are not in the market
curtains that diminish sound may be a more cost effective option. The correct curtains
can help diminish noise on a budget. With a variety of ways to do it yourself,
you can sleep soundly and save money at the same time. A
lot of stores also have curtains that help block out light
and dim the noises around you. You’ll
learn to appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home after a long night or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows could also be a good idea.
You might experience great
results that won’t require you to use headphones or ear plugs to fall asleep every night. Double or triple-paned windows with
sound control glass* are good choices 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 invest in
replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a
checkup on the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance could help reduce outdoor
It is also common where the outdoors
may not be your issue; 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 muffle
the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing answer
on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to experience
results on a budget with many DIY opportunities. Whether
you desire 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 uniqueness
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 lessen
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 616-201-0206, or come to our
Grand Rapids showroom to speak with our Pella experts.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.