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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 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 better night of sleep.

If you are not in the market for replacement windows, curtains that muffle sound may be a more affordable choice. The right curtains can help decrease noise on a budget. With many ways to do it yourself, you can sleep soundly and save money at the same time. Most stores also have 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 idea. You can experience 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 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 consider replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a quick look at the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance could help decrease outdoor noises too.

It is also ordinary where the outdoors may not be your issue; quite a few 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 experience 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 act as a design element as well. Get creative and add a piece of your lifestyle into blocking sound. If you love reading, build a large book case and decrease sound by using your collection of novels.

For more tips on how to handle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors Southwest at 915-833-3066, or come to our El Paso 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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