How to Soundproof Your Colorado Springs Windows 02/19/2018Gary Harding Do you ever get jolted out of sleep by an early morning garbage truck or a neighbor’s all-night party and wished that outside noises would stay where they belong? Sound sneaks into your house through openings, gaps, and through your windows and can lead to sleepless nights. Windows, especially bigger, older windows, can be a major source of sound coming into your home, and by doing some basic soundproofing you can drastically mitigate unwanted noise. These are a few things that Colorado Springs homeowners can do to soundproof your windows and lessen noise from outdoors. Add weatherstripping or caulk to the window frame Installing weatherstripping or caulk is an inexpensive DIY solution to block noise. Because sound travels through the air, blocking any gaps or crevices by your windows will help reduce sound. Install to the outside of your window sashes. For a double-hung window or a sliding door you can use vinyl v-strips on the outer sides of the windows. You can also caulk the crevices around windows and over any cracks to stop airflow. One drawback of this DIY solution is that it’s more of a short-term solution, and it might damper how good your windows look. Add sturdier window treatments like plantation shutters Putting in dense window treatments like Colorado Springs’s best plantation shutters can help block outside noise. Plantation shutters are a savvy way to block the noise that can come inside while also improving your home’s energy efficiency. Polywood plantation shutters have a patented built-in weatherstripping design that blocks 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 less expensive than replacing your windows, and after they’re put in are a permanent part of your home, which can up your home’s resale value. Put in a sound-proofing plug If you suffer from constant noise such as those from construction you could benefit from a sound-proofing plug. This do it yourself option is a straight 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 add extra windows If your windows are older and you're suffering from air drafts as well as unwanted noise, it may be time to think about replacing your windows. If you don’t have the budget to replace all your windows, you might add exterior storm windows or an additional window pane to problematic windows. The drawback is that getting new windows or even adding extra panes can be a pricey option. Soundproof your Colorado Springs 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 303-625-6431 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. We’ll show you all your window treatment options in Colorado Springs and end your noise problem with a solution that is as stylish as it is practical.