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 Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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 sounds, there are a variety of ways to lessen the sound and get a restful night of sleep.

If you are not in the market for replacement windows, curtains that muffle sound may be a more cost effective choice. The right curtains can help decrease noise on a budget. With a host of ways to do it yourself, you can sleep well and save money at the same time. Many stores also sell 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 can also be a good idea. You may notice considerable 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 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 can help muffle outdoor noises too.

It is also ordinary where the outdoors may not be your issue; 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 solution on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to get results on a budget with many DIY choices. 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 (781) 239-1161, or come to our Natick 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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