I live in a 4 story condo (wood I-beam construction). Directly above my bedroom is a kitchen, and an outside balcony area (set back from my balcony). The door to the upstairs balcony is a double pane 100" wide heavy door. The door ends up being directly over my bed and when it is slid opened and closed it makes a low rumbling sound. This wasn't a problem until recently when the new owner likes to go out there at 2-4AM!! There is laminate floor in his kitchen and I hear walking, cabinets etc. Our bylaws don't allow hard wood flooring and owners can't expand the laminate from where it was originally installed. Floors are supposed to be covered with area rugs (80%) but that is very difficult to enforce.
My bedroom below has RC1. Problem is, it is attached to the walls at the perimeter. It seems to flex in the field though so maybe it was installed somewhat correctly. I also installed a ceiling fan which is almost directly under the upstairs sliding door. Here is my plan.
Plan A Cut perimeter where wall meets ceiling and fill with silicone. Remove ceiling fan and silicon around junction box. Leave nothing there for now.
I doubt that works well enough. Will correctly installed RC1 reduce structure noise heard underneath? Should I skip A and go directly to B??
Plan B Pull down ceiling. Install two layers of 5/8 drywall with GG directly against their subfloor (silicone edges). Install clips, RC2 and two layers of 5/8 drywall with GG in between. Decouple ceiling fan with clips since ceiling has been removed.
Will that be enough?
Plan C Have a contractor reconfigure my apartment so my master bedroom is in the back underneath the upstairs bedroom (carpet and no balcony door). Problem is guest bedroom will still be under balcony so people will sometimes be sleeping in the front.
Plan D MOVE!!!
Maybe I should just jump to Plan D if people don't think the above would ever work well enough. I can't keep losing sleep. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.