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
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
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
For more ideas on how to tackle
unwanted noise, contact McComb Window & Door at 317-983-5922, 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.