Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors more than a mile, you may have
nights where you don’t sleep soundly because of all of
the sounds of the city. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street sounds, there are a number of ways to dilute the sound and get a better
night of sleep.
If you are not in the market
sound reducing curtains might be a more cost effective route. The correct curtains
can help decrease noise on a budget. With a variety of ways to do it yourself,
you can sleep well and save money at the same time. Most stores also carry curtains that help block out light
and muffle the noises around you. You’ll appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home sick or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows can also be a good idea.
You can notice great
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 consider
replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a
checkup 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 action to decrease
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 options. Whether
you want 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, make a large book
case and reduce sound by using your collection of
For more ideas on how to lessen
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 780-439-9344, or come to our
Edmonton showroom to talk with our Pella experts.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.