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 Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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 windows, 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 noises too.

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 novels.

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.
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