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 the greatest because of all of the sounds outside. Whether it is from dogs barking or street sounds, there are many ways to dilute the sound and get a restful night of sleep.
If you are not searching for replacement windows, curtains that diminish sound might be a cheaper route. The right 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. Most stores also sell 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 not feeling well or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows can also be a good idea. You might 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 bets 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 consider replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a check on the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance could help reduce outdoor noises too.
It is also ordinary 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 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 see 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, create a large book case and reduce sound by using your collection of novels.
For more ideas on how to handle unwanted noise, contact Prairie Pella Wyoming LLC at 307-632-6373, or come to our Cheyenne showroom to speak with our Pella pros.* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.