Do you ever get 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?
Sound comes into your home through openings, crevices, and through glass and can lead to sleepless nights. Windows, especially larger, older windows, are one of the main sources source of sound coming into your home, and by soundproofing your windows you can drastically limit unwanted noise.
Here are a few things that Orlando residents can do to soundproof your windows and reduce outside noise.
Add caulk or weatherstripping to the window frame
Adding weatherstripping or caulk is an affordable DIY solution to soundproof your windows. Since sound enters anywhere that air can flow through, blocking any cracks or crevices by your windows will help reduce sound. You can add foam tape to the outside of your window sashes. If you have a double-hung window or a sliding door you can use vinyl v-strips on the outer sides of the windows. You can also apply caulk around windows and over any cracks to reduce airflow.
One downside of this do it yourself solution is that it’s more of a short-term solution, and it clash with your room’s style.
Add heavier window treatments like plantation shutters
installing dense window treatments such as Orlando’s best plantation shutters can soften the noise coming through your windows.
Plantation shutters are a stylish way to reduce the sound entering your home while also improving your home’s energy efficiency. Polywood plantation shutters are built with a custom weatherstripping design that locks out unwanted noise and temperature.
Polywood plantation shutters are durable, so they have more longevity those DIY solutions. They are less expensive than replacing your windows, and after they’re put in become a permanent part of your home, which can increase your home’s resale value.
Put in a sound-proofing plug
If you suffer from constant noise like traffic near the highway you can use a sound-proofing plug. This do it yourself solution is a large piece of foam that you fit into the crevice around your window. As the foam blocks light (and might look unattractive), people use sound plugs at night or if they really need them for a short period of time.
Replace or add extra windows
If your windows are older and you experience draftiness as well as unwanted noise, it’s probably time to consider new windows. If replacing all your windows is outside of your budget, you might put in exterior storm windows or an additional window pane to problematic windows. The drawback is that getting new windows or adding extra panes can still be a very expensive option.
Soundproof your Orlando windows today
Are you ready for a good night’s sleep, and do you want a more permanent solution to your noise problem? Then give us a call at 407-630-7011 or fill out the form below to get a no obligation in-home consultation. We’ll go through all your window treatment options in Orlando and put an end to your noise problem with a solution that is as beautiful as it is practical.