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Soundproofing Forum Topics => Soundproofing Windows and Doors => Topic started by: michaell1999 on September 26, 2006, 07:38:01 PM

Title: Hellp with door
Post by: michaell1999 on September 26, 2006, 07:38:01 PM
It's a steel door with the middle all glass. The glass in the middle is 64" x 22". There is a small plastic trim around the glass but not much depth. Should I even attempt to place acrylic or more glass to create an air pocket?
Title: Re: Hellp with door
Post by: joel on September 26, 2006, 11:06:09 PM
hi michaell1999

Most steel doors have the glass pane in the middle of the width of the door.  If yours is like that it doesn't give you any real possibility to create a usefull air gap between an added layer of glass or acrylic.  I wouldn't even attempt to retrofit-soundproof this door with any expectation of success.  Have you considered a black out layer of 1/8" MLV - or do you need to see through the door?

Joel
Title: Re: Hellp with door
Post by: michaell1999 on September 27, 2006, 01:35:58 AM
I would want to see thru the glass if possible.
The MLV maybe a cheaper solution than replacing door. Or do you think the MLV will reduce sound better than a new door?

The MLV wouldn't be that bad because I would still have wood blinds installed on inside, the door is black and the MLV shouldn't stand out from outside and I can make it removeable.

either way I am looking for maximum sound reduction.
Title: Re: Hellp with door
Post by: agtrojan on September 27, 2006, 05:02:36 PM
Michael,

Take a look at the clear MLV strips and mounting kit at the bottom of the following page:

http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/curtains.htm

A staggered, double-layer (100% overlap) will reduce up to 13 dB of sound.  That's at least 50% of noise passing through your door.