The Best Ways to Soundproof Your Sacramento Windows 02/19/2018Curtis Orton Do you ever get woken up by an early morning garbage truck or a party going on next door and wished that sounds from outdoors would stay where they belong? Sound sneaks into your home through openings, gaps, and through your windows and can result in restless nights. Windows, in particular bigger, older windows, can be one of the main sources source of noise entering your home, and by doing some basic soundproofing you can drastically mitigate unwanted noise. These are a few things that Sacramento homeowners can do to soundproof your windows and reduce noise from coming in from outdoors. Add caulk or weatherstripping to the window frame Adding caulk or weatherstripping is an inexpensive “do it yourself” solution to soundproof your windows. Because sound travels through the air, blocking any cracks or openings near your windows will help reduce sound. Install to the exterior of your window sashes. If you have a double-hung window or a sliding door you can use vinyl v-strips on the sides. You can also caulk the crevices around windows and over any cracks to block airflow. One downside of this DIY solution is that it’s not a long-term solution, and it clash with your room’s style. Add dense window treatments like plantation shutters Putting in heavy material like Sacramento’s best plantation shutters can soften the noise coming through your windows. Plantation shutters are a fashionable way to block the sound that can come inside while also improving your home’s energy efficiency. Polywood plantation shutters are built with a custom weatherstripping design that blocks out noise as well as heat and cold. Polywood shutters are resilient, which means that they have more longevity those DIY solutions. They’re typically less expensive than replacing your windows, and once installed become a permanent piece of your home, which can up your home’s resale value. Get a sound-proofing plug If you suffer from constant noise like construction noises you can use a sound-proofing plug. This DIY option is a large piece of foam that you wedge in your window. Since the foam blocks light (and can look out of place), people use sound plugs in the evening or in rooms that guests don’t see. Replace or put in another window If your windows are older and you experience draftiness as well as unwanted noise, it could be time to invest in new windows. If you don’t have the budget to buy all new windows for every room, you can put in exterior storm windows or an additional window pane to windows that are particular problems. The downside is that replacing your windows or even adding extra panes can be a less affordable option. Noise-proof your home 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 916-250-0758 or fill out the form below to get a no obligation window treatment estimate. We’ll go through all your window treatment choices in Sacramento and put an end to your noise problem with a solution that is as beautiful as it is practical.