Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors more than a mile, you could have
nights where you don’t sleep well because of all of
the sounds outside. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street noise, there are a number of ways to dilute the sound and get a restful
night of sleep.
If you are not searching for replacement
sound reducing curtains can be a cheaper choice. The right 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 carry curtains that help block out light
and lessen 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 experience unexpected
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 also being energy efficient. If your windows aren’t
double-paned, it is highly suggested to think about
replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a
quick look at the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance could help muffle outdoor
It is also ordinary 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 reduce
the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing fix
on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to get
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 also be used as a design
element as well. Get creative and add a piece of your individuality
into blocking sound. If you love reading, build a large book
case and damper the sound by using your collection of
For more ideas on how to handle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors Southwest at 505-373-1286, or come to our
Santa Fe showroom to chat with our Pella experts.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.