The Best Ways to Soundproof Your Las Vegas Windows 02/19/2018Darik Neilson Do you ever have a situation where you’re jolted out of sleep by an early morning garbage truck or a late-night party and wished that sounds from outdoors would stay...outside? Noise seeps into your home through cracks, gaps, and through glass and can result in sleepless nights. Windows, especially bigger, older windows, are a big contributor source of sound coming into your home, and by doing some basic soundproofing you can drastically mitigate unwanted noise. Here are some things that Las Vegas homeowners can do to soundproof your windows and lessen outside noise. Add caulk or weatherstripping to the window frame Adding caulk or weatherstripping is an affordable “do it yourself” solution to reduce noise. Since sound travels through the air, blocking any gaps or crevices near your windows will help reduce sound. Install to the exterior of your window sashes. If there’s a double-hung window or a sliding door you can use vinyl v-strips on the outer sides of the windows. You can also caulk the crevices around windows and over any cracks to reduce airflow. One downside of this do it yourself solution is that it’s more of a short-term solution, and it can affect your windows’ aesthetics. Add dense window treatments like plantation shutters Adding dense material like Las Vegas’s best plantation shutters can soften the noise coming through your windows. Plantation shutters are a savvy way to limit the sound that can come inside while also saving you energy. Polywood plantation shutters have a patented built-in weatherstripping design that locks out air, temperature, and noise. Polywood shutters are durable, which means that they have more longevity those DIY solutions. They’re typically more affordable than replacing your windows, and after they’re put in become a permanent piece of your house, which can add to your home’s resale value. Use a sound-proofing plug If you suffer from constant noise such as those from construction you can use a sound-proofing plug. This DIY option is a large piece of foam that you fit into the crevice around your window. Since the foam blocks light (and can look out of place), people use sound plugs in the evening or if they really need them for a short period of time. Replace or add extra windows If you have old windows and you experience draftiness as well as unwanted noise, it could be time to think about replacing your windows. If you don’t have the budget to replace all your windows, you can add exterior storm windows or an additional window pane to especially noticeable windows. The drawback is that replacing your windows or even adding extra panes can be a very expensive option. Soundproof your Las Vegas 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 702-850-6619 or fill out the form below to schedule a no obligation window treatment estimate. We’ll show you all your window treatment options in Las Vegas and find the right solution for your noise problem that is as beautiful as it is functional.