Have you ever been woken up early in the morning by traffic or a party going on next door and wished that outside noises would stay on the outside?
Noise sneaks into your house through cracks, gaps, and through your windows and can result in sleepless nights. Windows, in particular bigger, older windows, are one of the main sources source of sound entering your home, and by doing some basic soundproofing you can significantly reduce unwanted noise.
These are a few things that Phoenix homeowners can do to soundproof your windows and lessen outside noise.
Add weatherstripping or caulk to the window frame
Installing weatherstripping or caulk is an inexpensive DIY solution to soundproof your windows. Because sound waves travel most easily through the air, blocking any gaps or crevices by your windows will help reduce sound. You can add foam tape to the exterior of your window sashes. If there’s a sliding glass door or a double-hung window you can use vinyl v-strips on the sides. You can also apply caulk around windows and over any splits to stop 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 heavier window treatments like plantation shutters
Adding dense material such as Phoenix’s best plantation shutters can help block outside noise.
Plantation shutters are an eye-pleasing way to limit the sound coming through your windows while also improving your home’s energy efficiency. Polywood plantation shutters have a patented built-in weatherstripping design that blocks 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 build in your house, which can increase your home’s sale value on the market.
Put in a sound-proofing plug
If you have a lot of loud constant noise such as those from construction you could benefit from a sound-proofing plug. This do it yourself solution is a large piece of foam that you wedge in your window. As the foam blocks light (and can look out of place), people use sound plugs at night or in rooms that guests don’t see.
Replace or add extra windows
If your windows are older and you're suffering from air drafts as well as distracting outside sounds, it could be time to invest in new windows. If you don’t have the budget to replace all your windows, you can put in exterior storm windows or another window pane to problematic windows. The drawback is that installing new windows or adding extra panes can still be a pricey option.
Soundproof your Phoenix windows today
Are you ready for a good night’s sleep, and do you want to solve your noise problem once and for all? Then give us a call at 480-485-7743 or fill out the form below to get a free in-home estimate. We’ll go through all your window treatment options in Phoenix and put an end to your noise problem with a solution that is as stylish as it is functional.