Author Topic: which soundproof doors would you guys recommend?  (Read 4026 times)

gugy

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which soundproof doors would you guys recommend?
« on: February 28, 2007, 05:33:19 PM »
I am look to change my front door for a soundproof door.
I just don't know which kind to get and brand.
Does anybody can give me any recommendations?

I live 40 feet from a busy street.

Thanks!

johnbergstromslc

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Re: which soundproof doors would you guys recommend?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2007, 02:28:01 AM »
Even a solid-core, sealed, fire-rated door only scores around 25 STC.  This is a lot better than 'normal' doors, but the optimal is if you could frame up 2 doors in an 'airlock' type deal - a noise vestibule.  Sometimes hard to find the space to spare, though...

gugy

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Re: which soundproof doors would you guys recommend?
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2007, 10:42:49 PM »
wow,
that's disappointing.
I am not crazy of doors on top of doors and windows on top of windows. That's why I gave up on soundproofwindows.com.
It's hard. I guess I'll sell my house. :(

Anyway, I appreciate your feedback.

wav3form

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Re: which soundproof doors would you guys recommend?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2007, 10:19:28 AM »
wow,
that's disappointing.
I am not crazy of doors on top of doors and windows on top of windows. That's why I gave up on soundproofwindows.com.
It's hard. I guess I'll sell my house. :(

Anyway, I appreciate your feedback.

Sell the house.  A lot of these products are for slight noise issues more than anything.  Any real sound proofing/noise reduction is $$$$ and these salespeople are not afraid to charge you.

bjnash

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Re: which soundproof doors would you guys recommend?
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2007, 06:45:23 PM »
A MDF door (Medium Density Fiberboard) is inexpensive and has good soundblocking qualities, too.  Get the thickest possible with no recessed panelings.  (It reduces the effective thickness of the door).

See
http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/soundproofing_doors.htm
for more info.

BJ Nash - Senior Soundproofing Technical Specialist
Super Soundproofing Co
www.soundproofing.org
888-942-7723

 

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