Soundproofing Your Oklahoma City Windows 02/19/2018Tyler Jorgensen Do you ever have a situation where you’re woken up by an early morning garbage truck or a late-night party and wished that you could keep outside noises where they belong? Noise sneaks into your home through openings, gaps, and through glass and can result in restless nights. Windows, especially bigger, older windows, can be a big contributor source of sound disturbing your home, and if you soundproof your windows you can drastically reduce unwanted noise. These are a few things that Oklahoma City homeowners can do to soundproof your windows and reduce outside noise. Add caulk or weatherstripping to the window frame Installing caulk or weatherstripping is an affordable DIY solution to reduce noise. Since air carries sound waves easily, blocking any gaps or openings by your windows will help reduce sound. You can add foam tape to the top or bottom of your window sashes. If there’s a side-sliding door or a double-hung window you can use vinyl v-strips on the sides. You can also apply caulk around windows and over any cracks to block airflow. One downside of this do it yourself 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 heavy window treatments like Oklahoma City’s best plantation shutters can help soundproof your windows immensely. Plantation shutters are a stylish way to block the sound coming through your windows while also making your home greener. Polywood plantation shutters have a patented built-in weatherstripping design that locks out noise as well as heat and cold. Polywood faux wood shutters are durable, which means that they have more longevity those DIY solutions. They’re typically more affordable than installing new windows, and once installed are a permanent part of your home, which can add to your home’s resale value. Put in a sound-proofing plug If you have a lot of loud constant noise such as those from construction you can use a sound-proofing plug. This DIY solution is a large piece of foam that you fit into the crevice around your window. Since the foam blocks light (and can look awkward), people use sound plugs in the evening or if they really need them for a short period of time. Replace or add another window If your windows are older and you're suffering from air drafts as well as unwanted noise, it’s probably time to think about replacing your windows. If you don’t have the budget to buy all new windows for every room, you can put in exterior storm windows or another window pane to problematic windows. The downside is that getting new windows or adding extra panes can still be a pricey option. Start reducing your outside noise 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 405-300-4664 or fill out the form below to get a free window treatment consultation. We’ll show you all your window covering options in Oklahoma City and end your noise problem with a solution that is as stylish as it is practical.