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 of the city. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street gatherings, there are a variety
of ways to dilute the sound and get a peaceful
night of sleep.
If you are not in the market
curtains that diminish sound can be a more cost effective route. The right curtains
can help drown out noise on a budget. With a
host of ways to do it yourself,
you can sleep well and save money at the same time. Many stores also have curtains that help block out light
and dim 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 can also be a good option.
You can notice 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 options for noise control,
with the added positive outcome of energy efficient performance. 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
quick look at the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance may help muffle outdoor
It is also ordinary where the outdoors
may not be your issue; many
apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming
from inside of your building or home, taking action to reduce
the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing answer
on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to get
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 be 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 715-836-9301, or come to our
Eau Claire showroom to talk with our Pella professionals.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.