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 Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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 soundly because of all of the sounds of the city. Whether it is from dogs barking or street noise, there are a variety of ways to decrease the sound and get a peaceful night of sleep.

If you are not looking in to replacement windows, curtains that diminish sound can be a more affordable option. The right curtains can help diminish noise on a budget. With a host of 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 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 could also be a good idea. You may notice great 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 think about 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 noises too.

It is also common where the outdoors may not be your problem; 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 solution on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to get results on a budget with many DIY choices. Whether you desire 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 uniqueness into blocking sound. If you love reading, build a large book case and decrease sound by using your collection of novels.

For more pointers on how to lessen unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 520-428-0648, or come to our Tucson showroom to talk with our Pella pros.

* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.
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