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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 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 for replacement windows, 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 noises too.

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 novels.

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.
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