Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors a ways, you may have
nights where you don’t sleep the greatest because of all of
the outside noise. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street gatherings, there are a number of ways to decrease the sound and get a peaceful
night of sleep.
If you are not looking in to replacement
sound reducing curtains may be a more
affordable choice. The best curtains
can help diminish noise on a budget. With a variety of ways to do it yourself,
you can sleep soundly and save money at the same time. A
lot of stores also carry curtains that help block out light
and dim the noises around you. You’ll appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home sick or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows could also be a good choice.
You might experience considerable
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 invest in
replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a
checkup on the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance could help reduce outdoor
It is also common where the outdoors
may not be your concern; many
apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming
from inside of your building or home, taking measures to decrease
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 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 uniqueness
into blocking sound. If you love reading, create a large book
case and reduce sound by using your collection of
For more pointers on how to lessen
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors Southwest at 505-373-1296, or come to our
Albuquerque showroom to talk with our Pella experts.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.