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
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
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
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.