Noise pollution is irritating and can cause rest and sleep disturbance. It can also be a distraction when you are trying to focus on something. But there are many ways you can address noise pollution in your home, including minimizing noisy appliances, such as old, inefficient ones. You can also consider soundproofing your windows and doors. When it comes to doors, here are some tips you can follow to reduce the noise that may be coming through a door:
- Use solid doors. The thicker your solid doors are the better they will block noise. You can also use MDF, or Medium Density Fiberboard, which will also block noise and is affordable.
- Avoid doors with recessed decorative panels that reduce the thickness of the door.
- Doors should be properly sealed. Gaps at the bottom of doors should be sealed with door sweeps.
- Use closed-cell foam tape to seal the edges where the door shuts.
You can find more door soundproofing tips here, including those for sliding doors and open doorways.