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Title: Sound proof entrance door - Question
Post by: dan on December 28, 2008, 09:14:51 PM
Hi Everyone,

I have some highway traffic noise that I am trying to sound proof. 

I am looking to replace my front entrance door but i'm not sure if i need those special 'acoustical' doors.  Are steel doors sufficient to get an STC rating of ~55?  What should the inside of the door be filled with?

THANKS!
Title: Re: Sound proof entrance door - Question
Post by: Randy S on December 30, 2008, 12:22:38 AM
You can replace your door with a solid core door or an MDF door, Make sure the weather stripping is new and use a transom seal to address the gap at the bottom of the door.
If you need more you can add a layer of MLV to the door to increase the STC rating.
Review the page on soundproofing a door.
http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/soundproofing_doors.htm
Title: Re: Sound proof entrance door - Question
Post by: Juliewells on February 03, 2009, 05:58:43 AM
Steel doors will not solve all of your problem so i suggest you to go for acoustic door, it will be one time cost and your problem will be ruined
Title: Re: Sound proof entrance door - Question
Post by: Randy S on February 03, 2009, 05:14:39 PM
Yes an acoustical door would be the best choice if you had 2k-3k or more to spend for a door.
Here are some pricing I found...
http://www.soundcontrol4less.com/acousticdoors-c-44.html

You can greatly improve an MDF door with a couple layers of MLV and address any leaks around the perimeter to achieve nearly the same STC rating for far less....
Title: Re: Sound proof entrance door - Question
Post by: kifa123 on April 30, 2009, 04:21:57 PM
You can replace your door with a solid core door or an MDF door, Make sure the weather stripping is new and use a transom seal to address the gap at the bottom of the door.