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
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
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
For more tips on how to handle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors Southwest at 915-213-1497, 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.