Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors more than a mile, you might have
nights where you don’t sleep well because of all of
the sounds of the city. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street noise, there are a variety
of ways to decrease the sound and get a better
night of sleep.
If you are not looking in to replacement
sound reducing curtains might 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. Many stores also carry curtains that help block out light
and muffle the noises around you. You’ll appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home after a long night or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows may also be a good option.
You might notice great
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 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 may help decrease outdoor
It is also normal 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 steps to muffle
the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing fix
on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to see
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 be 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 damper the sound by using your collection of
For more pointers on how to handle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 845-663-1025, or come to our
Kingston showroom to chat with our Pella pros.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.