Do you ever have a situation where you’re jolted out of sleep early in the morning by traffic 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 one of the main sources source of sound entering 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. For a double-hung window or a sliding door you can use vinyl v-strips on the exterior of the windows. You can also caulk the crevices around windows and over any cracks to block 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 reduce the sound that can come inside while also making your home greener. Polywood plantation shutters have a patented built-in weatherstripping design that locks out noise as well as heat and cold.
Polywood plantation 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. Because the foam blocks light (and can look out of place), people use sound plugs in the evening or in rooms that don’t get much traffic.
Replace or install extra windows
If you have old windows and you experience draftiness as well as unwanted noise, it’s probably time to consider new windows. If replacing all your windows is outside of your budget, 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 pricey option.
Start reducing your outside noise 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.