Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors over a mile, you could 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 many ways to lessen the sound and get a restful
night of sleep.
If you are not in the market
curtains that muffle
sound can be a more
affordable option. The correct curtains
can help decrease noise on a budget. With a
host of ways to do it yourself,
you can sleep soundly and save money at the same time. Most stores also have curtains that help block out light
and dim the noises around you. You can appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home after a long night or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows can also be a good choice.
You can see great
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 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 may help muffle outdoor
It is also normal where the outdoors
may not be your concern; quite a few
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 fix
on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to experience
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 damper the sound by using your collection of
For more ideas on how to tackle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 217-423-7722, or come to our
Decatur showroom to speak with our Pella professionals.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.