Soundproofing Doors: How they Reduce Noise Reduction

Simply put, a soundproof door is a door that has been heavily insulated to prevent vibration disturbance from sound from disrupting the rest of the building. With a design that includes strong seals and dense insulation soundproof doors can reduce noise from causing disruption where it shouldn’t.

The Reasons for Buying an Acoustic Door

There is a wealth of environments that benefit from the addition of an acoustic door. The most obvious reason for soundproofing doors is when they’re used to separate environments in a recording studio, nightclub or concert.

Additional environments that benefit from a soundproof door are rooms when confidentially should be kept such as doctor’s surgeries and in environments with a large production environment in close proximity to offices. The noise emitted from any machinery will disrupt the conversations inside the office. Newspaper production warehouses would also benefit from introducing noise reduction due to the excessive noise of the machinery.

STC Ratings Explained

STC (Sound Transmission Class) ratings are the categorisation of performance of how doors are compared. The same rating applies to windows, ceilings and walls. The rating depends on the number of decibel reduction the door offers. A room with 85 dB of noise being produced with 45dB of transmitted noise outside the door will have a STC rating of 40 because it has reduced the noise by 40Db.

Door Materials

Commercial and industrial doors can be made of a wealth of different materials. Heavy-set, solid wood or steel, these doors are best for most environments, providing that the STC ratings don’t exceed half the decibel level emitting from the room.

Soundproofing doors provide the relief from noise, essential for a wealth of different environments. If you’re yet to install one to an environment in need of it, don’t hesitate. It’s a decision that you won’t come to regret.

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