Tips to Tackle Outside Noise
Unless you live in the countryside with your closest neighbors over 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 noise, there are a number of ways to dilute the sound and get a restful night of sleep.
If you are not searching for replacement windows, sound reducing curtains can be a cheaper route. The best 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. A lot of stores also carry curtains that help block out light and lessen the noises around you. You’ll learn to appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home sick or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows may also be a good choice. You might see unexpected results that won’t require you to use headphones or ear plugs to go to sleep 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 check on the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance may help reduce outdoor noises too.
It is also ordinary 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 steps 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, create a large book case and damper the sound by using your collection of novels.
For more ideas on how to lessen unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows & Doors - Victoria at 250-475-1277, or come to our Victoria showroom to chat with our Pella experts.* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.