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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 soundly because of all of the outside noise. Whether it is from dogs barking or street gatherings, there are a variety of ways to decrease the sound and get a restful night of sleep.

If you are not searching for replacement windows, sound reducing curtains might be a cheaper option. The correct curtains can help decrease noise on a budget. With many ways to do it yourself, you can sleep well and save money at the same time. Most stores also have 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 after a long night or trying to unwind.

Replacement windows can also be a good choice. You may see considerable results that won’t require you to use headphones or ear plugs to go to sleep every night. Double or triple-paned windows with sound control glass* are good options 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 check on the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance could help muffle outdoor noises too.

It is also common where the outdoors may not be your issue; 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 muffle the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing answer 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 be a design element as well. Get creative and add a piece of your lifestyle into blocking sound. If you love reading, create a large book case and reduce sound by using your collection of novels.

For more ideas on how to tackle unwanted noise, contact McComb Window & Door at 317-872-9927, or come to our Indianapolis 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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