Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors over a mile, you may have
nights where you don’t sleep well because of all of
the outside noise. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street noise, there are a number of ways to lessen the sound and get a better
night of sleep.
If you are not looking in to replacement
curtains that muffle
sound might be a more cost effective option. The correct curtains
can help decrease 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 appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home not
feeling well or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows may also be a good idea.
You might notice 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 options 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
quick look at the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance could help decrease outdoor
It is also normal where the outdoors
may not be your problem; many
apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming
from inside of your building or home, taking action to decrease
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 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
For more ideas 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.