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Author Topic: Garage Door  (Read 3990 times)


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Garage Door
« on: September 02, 2012, 10:55:39 PM »

How do you soundproof a garage door....My 11 year old son is learning to play drums and of course the sound mainly comes out thru the garage door.Attach foam panels to garage door itself?I have some of the heavy loaded vinyl but cannot attach to door itself for the sheer weight.We need to still have the garage door functional....I am at a loss here...thanx for your time and my son's musical career depends on you!

Randy S

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Re: Garage Door
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2012, 03:22:06 PM »

The first thing is making sure the garage door has decent seals when in the closed position.
You can add our SSP foam mat to the door itself (lightweight) then you should use the MLV that you have as a curtain system that can be either removed or rolled up when access is needed to the garage..not super easy but the only other way to solve the issue is building a wall.
You can call me direct if you would like to discuss.
Randy S.
760-752-3030 ext 104


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Re: Garage Door
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2012, 12:58:17 AM »

Well, my smartass answer to soundproofing a garage door is to wall it off...

But seriously, it's a hard thing to do.  Older garage doors are built somewhat light, so a smaller (and cheaper) spring can be used to counterweight it and they are leaky as hell - lots of gaps to bleed sound.  Very difficult to get them to seal properly.


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Re: Garage Door
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2012, 08:15:36 AM »

Hello to all,

 Soundproofing a garage is one of the most difficult rooms to do because it's usually partially unfinished, meaning the walls are thin and the movable garage door is a particular problem because it passes sound so readily. He says as you walk with him into the garage.

 This can be a blessing, in that we can make major changes to the interior without ripping out walls and so on. We are building a "room-within-a-room" here, with studding separate from the existing studding. Since we need to keep the primary use as a garage, (as required by most building codes), the big door must remain operable. We will do everything we can to soundproof this garage because we don't want any complaints from the neighbors at all. Even so, knowing we will not be able to make it absolutely soundproof, we'll limit musical instrument playing to late morning, stopping before the evening. We will also casually contact each of our neighbours and explain we are doing this remodelling to try to prevent annoying them.

With Regards,
Dabney Walker