Tips to Tackle Outside Noise
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 outside noise. Whether it is from dogs barking or street gatherings, there are many ways to lessen the sound and get a better night of sleep.
If you are not looking in to replacement windows, curtains that muffle sound can be a cheaper option. The best curtains can help diminish noise on a budget. With a host of ways to do it yourself, you can sleep better and save money at the same time. Many stores also have 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 not feeling well or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows could also be a good choice. You may experience unexpected 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 choices for noise control, with the added positive outcome of also being energy efficient. 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 may help decrease outdoor noises too.
It is also common where the outdoors may not be your problem; quite a few apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming from inside of your building or home, taking steps to decrease the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing answer on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to see results on a budget with many DIY opportunities. 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, make a large book case and decrease sound by using your collection of novels.
For more ideas on how to handle unwanted noise, contact Prairie Pella Wyoming LLC at 307-234-1518, or come to our Casper showroom to speak with our Pella pros.* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.