Do you ever have a situation where you’re jolted out of sleep by an early morning garbage truck or a party going on next door and wished that outside noises would stay where they belong?
Sound sneaks into your house through cracks, gaps, and through your windows and can result in sleepless nights. Windows, especially bigger, older windows, are a big contributor source of noise entering your home, and if you soundproof your windows you can significantly mitigate unwanted noise.
Here are a few things that St. George residents can do to soundproof your windows and reduce noise from coming in from outdoors.
Add weatherstripping or caulk to the window frame
Adding weatherstripping or caulk is an inexpensive “do it yourself” solution to block noise. Because sound travels through the air, blocking any cracks or openings near your windows will reduce noise. Install to the outside of your window sashes. For a double-hung window or a sliding door you can use vinyl v-strips on the sides. You can also apply caulk around windows and over any gaps to block airflow.
One downside of this do it yourself solution is that it’s not a long-term solution, and it might damper how good your windows look.
Add heavier window treatments like plantation shutters
installing heavy material like St. George’s best plantation shutters can soften the noise coming through your windows.
Plantation shutters are a fashionable way to block the sound entering your home while also making your home greener. Polywood plantation shutters have a patented built-in weatherstripping design that locks out air, temperature, and noise.
Polywood shutters are durable, so they have more longevity those DIY solutions. They’re typically less expensive than replacing your windows, and once installed are a permanent piece of your home, which can increase your home’s resale value.
Get a sound-proofing plug
If you suffer from constant noise such as those from construction you could benefit from a sound-proofing plug. This DIY option is a large piece of foam that you fit into the crevice around your window. As the foam blocks light (and can look awkward), people use sound plugs during the night or in rooms that don’t get much traffic.
Replace or add another window
If your windows are older and you experience draftiness as well as distracting noise, it’s probably time to think about replacing your windows. If replacing all your windows is outside of your budget, you can add exterior storm windows or an additional window pane to windows that are particular problems. The drawback is that replacing your windows or adding extra panes can still be a less affordable option.
Soundproof your St. George windows today
Are you ready for a good night’s sleep, and do you want to finally be rid of your noise problem? Then give us a call at 435-485-9332 or fill out the form below to set up a no obligation in-home consultation. We’ll go through all your window covering options in St. George and put an end to your noise problem with a solution that is as stylish as it is functional.