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 sounds outside. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street noise, there are a variety
of ways to decrease the sound and get a restful
night of sleep.
If you are not in the market
curtains that diminish sound might be a more cost effective option. The right curtains
can help drown out 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 carry curtains that help block out light
and lessen 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 could also be a good choice.
You may notice considerable
results that won’t require you to use headphones or ear plugs to get some rest every night. Double or triple-paned windows with
sound control glass* are good choices for noise control,
with the added positive outcome of energy efficient performance. If your windows aren’t
double-paned, it is highly suggested to consider
replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a
quick look at the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance can help reduce outdoor
It is also normal where the outdoors
may not be your problem; 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 reduce
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 opportunities. Whether
you want 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 lifestyle
into blocking sound. If you love reading, build a large book
case and decrease sound by using your collection of
For more tips on how to tackle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 403-328-2517, or come to our
Lethbridge showroom to chat with our Pella pros.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.