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Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

Unless you live in the countryside with your closest neighbors a ways, you might have nights where you don’t sleep soundly because of all of the sounds outside. Whether it is from dogs barking or street gatherings, there are a number of ways to dilute the sound and get a peaceful night of sleep.

If you are not looking in to replacement windows, curtains that muffle sound might be a cheaper choice. The correct curtains can help drown out noise on a budget. With a variety of ways to do it yourself, you can sleep well and save money at the same time. A lot of stores also have curtains that help block out light and lessen the noises around you. You can 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 see unexpected 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 choices for noise control, with the added positive outcome of energy efficient performance. If your windows aren’t double-paned, it is highly suggested to think about 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 noises too.

It is also common 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 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 options. Whether you desire 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 damper the sound by using your collection of novels.

For more tips on how to handle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 812-234-0729, or come to our Terre Haute showroom to chat with our Pella professionals.

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