It is common for people living in the city to experience noise especially during nighttime. It disrupts sleep and prevents one from having a pleasant evening. Noise pollution is not good thus windows to block out noise are necessary. You can also employ other soundproofing options that are easy and affordable.
One of the easiest fix is purchasing soundproof curtains. These are designed for acoustics. Installation is very convenient in solving noise pollution. The curtains are made especially for this purpose because it has a lining made of loaded vinyl or equipped with MLV materials. This is the reason why the curtains are effective in absorbing noises which is not the same as the regular curtains. Aside from its noise absorbing quality, your room will also look better in an instant with new covers. Aside from the blocking noise, the curtain is also effective in blocking sun light.
If you can afford to splurge more, you can install glass windows with double or triple pane. In between the pane is gas or air which serves as insulator. Its main purpose was to provide insulation for the house as well as save electricity but it is also good in minimizing noise level. According to survey from homeowners, after installing insulated glass units in their homes, the noise level from outside sources has reduced by around 60 to 75 per cent.
You can also opt for a cheaper alternative than replacing your windows by sealing the windows. Noise can enter the home through the smallest cracks in the windows and holes especially if the original caulking or filling was already damaged. Replacing the caulking will help in stopping air from leaking or coming in the room.
If the material used for your window siding is not noise absorbent, noise will pass through despite installing windows to block out noise. For window siding, it is recommended to use bricks and stones instead of using wood and vinyl materials. If you plan to stay in your current house for a long time, it is best to change the window borders for better noise reduction.