Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors over a mile, you could 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 many ways to decrease the sound and get a restful
night of sleep.
If you are not searching for replacement
sound reducing curtains may be a more cost effective route. The correct curtains
can help decrease 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 sell curtains that help block out light
and muffle 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 choice.
You might notice unexpected
results that won’t require you to use headphones or ear plugs to go
to sleep every night. Double or triple-paned windows with
sound control glass* are good bets for noise control,
with the added positive outcome of energy efficient performance. If your windows aren’t
double-paned, it is highly suggested to invest in
replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a
check on the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance could help reduce outdoor
It is also ordinary where the outdoors
may not be your issue; a lot of
apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming
from inside of your building or home, taking measures to muffle
the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing fix
on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to experience
results on a budget with many DIY options. Whether
you desire a pop of color or a simple backdrop, the
sound reducing addition can also be used as 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 reduce sound by using your collection of
For more tips on how to lessen
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 309-663-7132, or come to our
Bloomington showroom to chat with our Pella pros.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.