Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors more than a mile, you may have
nights where you don’t sleep well because of all of
the sounds outside. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street noise, there are many ways to decrease the sound and get a restful
night of sleep.
If you are not searching for replacement
curtains that diminish sound can be a more
affordable route. The correct curtains
can help diminish noise on a budget. With a
host of ways to do it yourself,
you can sleep better and save money at the same time. A
lot of stores also carry curtains that help block out light
and muffle the noises around you. You’ll appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home after a long night or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows could also be a good idea.
You can see 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 bets 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
quick look at the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance may help muffle outdoor
It is also normal where the outdoors
may not be your concern; a lot of
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 answer
on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to see
results on a budget with many DIY opportunities. 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 reduce sound by using your collection of
For more tips on how to tackle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at (210) 361-3496, or come to our
San Antonio showroom to speak with our Pella pros.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.