Soundproof Doors – What To Know Before You Buy

18 August 2021

We all need a bit of peace and quiet sometimes. An escape from the relentlessness of modern day life. 

For many people, their sanctuary is often their home. 

But there are threats to that peace and quiet, even in your own home. Noisy neighbours, loud children or a cacophony from the street or road outside. 

Here at Vigor, though, we literally close the door on those annoyances with high quality soundproof and acoustic door solutions. 

Learn more about these practical and cost-effective means of preventing or reducing noise in your home or work environment. 

What Are Soundproof Doors?

What separates a soundproof door from a regular one is the increased insulation that reduces or totally blocks noise pollution.

Rather than sending you back to high school and going through the scientific nitty gritty, our soundproof doors essentially give sound extra obstacles to travel through, thereby reducing its energy and subsequently making it less audible.

Sound Proof Door

Here at Vigor, we provide – as standard – soundproof and acoustic doors that prevent sound up to 47dB (decibels), meaning that they easily muffle loud conversations or noise outside your sitting room, bedroom or office.

Types Of Soundproof Doors

Soundproof doors, like normal doors, come in many styles and forms.

Our standard models include timber flush, laminate and steel flush.

Or if you’re looking for something a little more contemporary, our selection ranges from french to sliding and even patio/balcony doors.

However, it’s important to note that the type of door you select will directly affect the sound absorption. Denser models will have more mass and therefore will let less sound through.

Materials like glass may require additional insulation to improve its soundproofing, so don’t go bellowing insults about your annoying neighbours from your sitting room straight away – make sure it’s reinforced first!

Like all the other products at Vigor Doors, we can custom make your door and design it to meet your needs.

Common custom additions include wood veneer, laminate, panels, glazing, acoustic paint and seals.

This process includes fitting doors to your space perfectly through professional sizing and installation. Our in-depth knowledge and expertise into everything doors means that we are able to meet your bespoke requirements with ease.

Whatever you choose, make sure it’s the best option for you – if you’re unsure, please speak to a member of our team today!

Do You Need One?

You’re reading this article, so it’s fairly safe to assume that you’re at least considering installing soundproof or acoustic doors.

Let’s go through some questions that may be relevant to your decision-making process:

Do you work from home and find it hard to concentrate?

Do you have loud neighbours?

Do those neighbours have instruments?

Do they only seem to play their instruments at night?

Is the road outside your house perpetually busy?

Are you desperate for little privacy?

Do you not want people listening in on your confidential meetings?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time for you to invest in soundproof doors.

Soundproof Doors At Home

If you do choose to invest in a soundproof door, you will notice numerous improvements not only in your property but in yourself as well. 

  1. With gas and heating prices always on the rise, soundproof doors – by their very nature increase – a property’s energy efficiency, preventing unwanted draughts and trap heat within enclosed spaces. Investing in soundproofing will therefore increase the worth of your house and save you money on heating bills!
  2. Soundproof doors are often heavier and stronger than standard doors, due to their increased insulation, offering a greater level of safety and security for any building. 
Soundproof Door Seal
  1. Constant noise and disturbances can be extremely detrimental to your physical and mental health in a variety of ways, causing headaches and migraines, damaging your hearing or interrupting your sleep. 
  1. Our doors create calm and peaceful interiors that are conducive to good sleep, wellness and – if you’re working from home – increased levels of productivity. 

Acoustic Doors At Work

Beyond the home, there are numerous environments where soundproof doors can really provide benefits. 

To name but a few: 

  • Offices
  • Hospitals
  • Factories
  • Surgeries
  • Schools and universities
  • Theatres and cinemas
  • And, of course, recording studios
Soundproofing Doors

These are places where loud noises and sound pollution could be high, causing what the World Health Organisation concludes can be negative physical and mental health issues. 

Nothing is more important in business than its people. If noise levels are too high, it could begin to impact on staff morale. Installing soundproof doors could be a way to reverse that.

Wanting to shut the door on unwanted noise? Get in touch with our helpful and friendly expert team today! Simply call us on 01642 265034 or email info@vigordoors.com

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