Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors over a mile, you could have
nights where you don’t sleep the greatest because of all of
the outside noise. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street noise, there are many ways to lessen the sound and get a peaceful
night of sleep.
If you are not looking in to replacement
curtains that muffle
sound might be a more
affordable choice. The right curtains
can help drown out 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 sell 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 after a long night or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows could also be a good idea.
You might notice 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 options 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
check on the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance can help muffle outdoor
It is also normal where the outdoors
may not be your concern; many
apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming
from inside of your building or home, taking action to muffle
the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing answer
on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to see
results on a budget with many DIY choices. Whether
you want a pop of color or a simple backdrop, the
sound reducing addition can act 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 reduce sound by using your collection of
For more tips on how to tackle
unwanted noise, contact McComb Window & Door at 317-983-5804, or come to our
Lafayette showroom to chat with our Pella professionals.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.