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Tips to Tackle Outside Noise

Unless you live in the countryside with your closest neighbors more than a mile, you may have nights where you don’t sleep the greatest because of all of the outside noise. Whether it is from dogs barking or street sounds, there are a number of ways to lessen the sound and get a peaceful night of sleep.

If you are not searching for replacement windows, sound reducing curtains may be a more cost effective option. The right curtains can help diminish noise on a budget. With a host of 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 can 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 see great 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 choices 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 consider replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a check on the caulk around your windows. Window maintenance could help decrease outdoor noises too.

It is also common where the outdoors may not be your issue; quite a few 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 see results on a budget with many DIY options. 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 uniqueness into blocking sound. If you love reading, create a large book case and decrease sound by using your collection of novels.

For more pointers on how to lessen unwanted noise, contact McComb Window & Door at 812-333-6371, or come to our Bloomington, IN showroom to talk 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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