There are several ways that unwanted noise can get around your home: through the walls, ceilings and windows. Doors are also one of the main culprits, so if you’re experiencing noise pollution you might want to soundproof your door.
There are a few effective ways to soundproof your door. We’ve put together a list to help you find the right option for you.
1. Replace your hollow door with a solid one
If your door is hollow then the best way to soundproof it is to replace it with a solid one. The thicker and more solid your door is, the less noise it’ll let through. Solid doors do tend to be more expensive than hollow ones, but you should find that they’re worth it.
If you do decide to soundproof your door by replacing it, make sure that it fits well. This will help to avoid any noise leaking through.
2. Fill in the gaps
If you’d prefer to stick with your existing door, there are still a couple of things you can do to limit the noise that travels through it. Sticking soundproofing tape around the outside of your internal doors will fill in any gaps and reduce the opportunities noise has to get in. There is a range of soundproofing materials available including rubber, foam and vinyl so you should be able to find the right product for your door.
If you’ve got a gap between the bottom of your door and the floor, this can easily be filled with a seal and/or a threshold plate. You can get automatic seals that lift up when you move your door so they don’t drag on the floor.
3. Invest in some curtains
If you live in a rented property or just want a quick and easy solution, putting up curtains can be a good way to soundproof your door. Get thick or specifically noise-reducing curtains, as these will be most effective. This option is probably best if you’re mainly bothered by noise during the night. You can draw the curtains before you go to bed and won’t need to worry about them getting in the way when you open and close the door.
Hopefully out of these 3 options, you should have found a solution for your noise problem. If you need further advice, get in touch with a soundproofing professional. Visit our soundproofing project page, click ‘Start my project’ and fill in your details to find up to 4 professionals in your area.
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To buy a new front door
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Advantages and disadvantages
- Can reduce the amount of noise travelling into your house
- Can lower the amount of noise travelling around your house