Tips to Tackle Outside Noise
Unless you live in the countryside with your closest neighbors over a mile, you might have nights where you don’t sleep the greatest because of all of the sounds outside. Whether it is from dogs barking or street gatherings, there are a number of ways to lessen the sound and get a peaceful night of sleep.
If you are not in the market for replacement windows, curtains that diminish sound may be a more cost effective option. The right curtains can help diminish noise on a budget. With many ways to do it yourself, you can sleep better and save money at the same time. Most stores also carry curtains that help block out light and dim the noises around you. You’ll 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 can 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 bets 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 checkup on the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance may help reduce outdoor noises too.
It is also ordinary where the outdoors may not be your concern; 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 decrease the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing solution on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to experience 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 individuality into blocking sound. If you love reading, make a large book case and decrease sound by using your collection of novels.
For more tips on how to handle unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows & Doors - Kelowna at 250-863-7902, or come to our Kelowna showroom to chat with our Pella experts.* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.