Noise reduction shades can help with new college neighbors

Aug 26 2010

Noise reduction shades can help with new college neighbors
Noise reduction shades can help with new college neighbors
While living in a college town can offer residents a chance to attend plays, concerts and other events that would otherwise be inaccessible, the location can also have its downside during the fall and winter months, according to The Coloradoan.

The top problem on many lists is the sudden increase of late-night noise after three months of peace and quiet. The city of Fort Collins, along with Colorado State University, has sponsored a Community Welcome event to curb some of these issues.

Teams of students, staff and police officers are planning to visit around 2,000 nearby homes to discuss good neighboring practices and include educational pamphlets and a deck of cards that gives advice such as keeping your sofa in your house, not on your lawn.

The news source reports that noise is the second-largest complaint in the area, so the group will also discuss responsible party practices.

Individuals who may be experiencing similar problems in their town may want to consider installing noise reduction shades in their home. These window treatments can significantly dampen sounds and may make it easier to ignore parties or loud music nearby.
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