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 Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

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 windows, 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 noises too.

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 novels.

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.
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