Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors more than a mile, you may have
nights where you don’t sleep the greatest because of all of
the sounds outside. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street sounds, there are a number of ways to dilute the sound and get a restful
night of sleep.
If you are not looking in to replacement
curtains that muffle
sound might be a cheaper option. The right curtains
can help decrease noise on a budget. With many ways to do it yourself,
you can sleep well and save money at the same time. Most stores also have curtains that help block out light
and muffle 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 option.
You might see unexpected
results that won’t require you to use headphones or ear plugs to fall asleep every night. Double or triple-paned windows with
sound control glass* are good bets for noise control,
with the added positive outcome of energy efficient performance. If your windows aren’t
double-paned, it is highly suggested to consider
replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a
check on the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance can help reduce 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 measures to muffle
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 are thinking 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 uniqueness
into blocking sound. If you love reading, make a large book
case and reduce sound by using your collection of
For more pointers on how to tackle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 515-219-7723, or come to our
Des Moines showroom to chat with our Pella pros.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.