Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors more than a mile, you might have
nights where you don’t sleep the greatest because of all of
the outside noise. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street gatherings, there are many ways to dilute the sound and get a better
night of sleep.
If you are not looking in to replacement
curtains that muffle
sound may be a cheaper option. The correct 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 carry curtains that help block out light
and lessen the noises around you. You can appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home sick or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows could also be a good choice.
You may see unexpected
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 consider
replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a
checkup on the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance may help reduce outdoor
It is also common where the outdoors
may not be your concern; many
apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming
from inside of your building or home, taking steps to decrease
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 options. 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 decrease sound by using your collection of
For more ideas on how to handle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 781-826-8005, or come to our
Hingham showroom to talk with our Pella pros.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.