Author Topic: Recommended Exterior Doors  (Read 3611 times)

Andrea

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Recommended Exterior Doors
« on: November 13, 2008, 07:24:26 PM »
Hi
This is a really useful site.  We live on a busy road in a 1975 single family house. The primary noise is traffic, with trucks and buses being the worst.  We recently installed Milgard windows upstairs which helped (though in proportion to cost, arguably not worth it).  Downstairs, the noise mostly seems to come through the front entry - a double door. So am now looking for recommendations for the best exterior door manufacturers and types for soundproofing capabilities.  Thanks in advance!

johnbergstromslc

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Re: Recommended Exterior Doors
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2008, 12:14:12 AM »
Upgrade your weatherstripping first, before replacing the door.  Could be a poor sealing door...

If you do decide to replace the door, you don't have to do anything fancy.  Just get a solid-core door with excellent seals and I believe your problem will be solved.

Andrea

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Re: Recommended Exterior Doors
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2008, 08:44:11 PM »
Thank you!