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 Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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 well because of all of the sounds of the city. Whether it is from dogs barking or street gatherings, there are a number of ways to lessen 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 more cost effective choice. The correct curtains can help diminish noise on a budget. With a host of ways to do it yourself, you can sleep soundly and save money at the same time. A lot of 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 option. You can 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 energy efficiency. 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 may help muffle outdoor noises too.

It is also normal 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 measures 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 choices. 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 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 ideas on how to tackle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 516-331-0031, or come to our Long Island showroom to chat with our Pella pros.

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