Do you ever have a situation where you’re woken up early in the morning by traffic or a late-night party and wished that you could keep outside noises where they belong?
Noise comes into your house through openings, crevices, and through material like glass and can lead to sleepless nights. Windows, in particular bigger, older windows, are a major source of noise disturbing your home, and by soundproofing your windows you can drastically limit unwanted noise.
Here are a few things that Denver homeowners can do to soundproof your windows and lessen noise from outdoors.
Add caulk or weatherstripping to the window frame
Adding caulk or weatherstripping is an inexpensive DIY solution to soundproof your windows. Because sound enters anywhere that air can flow through, blocking any gaps or openings by your windows will help reduce sound. One thing you can do is add foam tape to the sides 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 splits to stop 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 sturdier window treatments like plantation shutters
installing heavy window treatments such as Denver’s best plantation shutters can help soundproof your windows immensely.
Plantation shutters are a savvy way to block 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 locks out unwanted noise and temperature.
Polywood plantation shutters are resilient, which means that they’ll last a lot longer than those DIY solutions. They are more affordable than installing new windows, and after they’re put in are a permanent piece of your house, which can up your home’s sale value on the market.
Get a sound-proofing plug
If you experience constant noise such as those from construction you could benefit from a sound-proofing plug. This do it yourself option is a large piece of foam that you fit into the crevice around your window. Since the foam blocks light (and might look out of place), people use sound plugs in the evening or in rarely-used rooms.
Replace or install additional windows
If your windows are older and you're suffering from air drafts as well as unwanted noise, it could be time to think about replacing your windows. If replacing all your windows is outside of your budget, you can install exterior storm windows or an extra window pane to problematic windows. The drawback is that installing new windows or even adding extra panes can be a very expensive option.
Start reducing your outside noise today
Are you itching for a restful night of 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 free in-home consultation. We’ll show you all your window treatment options in Denver and end your noise problem with a solution that is as stylish as it is practical.