Do you ever get jolted out of sleep 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 a big contributor 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 residents can do to soundproof your windows and reduce noise 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. You can add foam tape 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 reduce 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 air, temperature, and noise.
Polywood plantation shutters are resilient, which means that they have more longevity those DIY solutions. They’re typically less expensive than replacing your windows, and after they’re put in become a permanent piece of your home, which can increase 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. Because 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 install exterior storm windows or an additional window pane to problematic windows. The downside is that replacing your windows or even adding extra panes can be a less affordable option.
Soundproof your Sacramento 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 or fill out the form below to set up a no obligation in-home estimate. We’ll go through all your window treatment options in Sacramento and put an end to your noise problem with a solution that is as beautiful as it is practical.