How to Soundproof a Door

Date:Jul 16, 2019

Your home is supposed to be a place where you can relax and unwind, so loud noises coming from outside your door can be very disruptive. Cut down on the exterior distractions by taking the time to soundproof all of your doors. You can even choose a basic solution, such as placing a rug before the door. If you are concerned about an exterior door, replacing all of the weatherstripping is another great option. Keep trying out solutions until you find the one that works for you.

1. Altering the Surface of the Door

Place acoustic drapes over the door. 

Coat it with sound-absorbing paint.

Install foam tiles. 

Hang a mass loaded vinyl (MLV) barrier.

2. Correcting Any Partial Door Gaps

Check for gaps with a flashlight. 

Caulk up any gaps. 

Install a door sweep.

Place a rug in the entryway.

Replace glass with triple-panes.

Hang only solid-core doors.

3. Applying Weatherstripping Around the Door

Remove any old stripping.

Choose new metal or vinyl stripping.

Install the new stripping. 

Test the stripping for fit.

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