Retrofitting sound insulation for doors
When it comes to soundproofing buildings, soundproofing the windows and doors is a particular challenge. In contrast to solid masonry, these components vibrate relatively easily and transmit sound. It is therefore advisable to install special soundproof windows and soundproof doors when renovating the building. However, these are relatively expensive, so that it makes sense to retrofit sound insulation on conventional or pre-existing doors.
In the following text you will find practical tips and brief installation instructions for effective soundproofing of your door with our aixFOAM acoustic elements.
Reduction of structure-borne and airborne noise
Often doors do not close completely, creating a gap between the door leaf and door frame. Through these gaps, noise in the form of airborne noise can get directly into an adjacent room. As a first measure, you should use suitable seals to ensure that these joints are largely closed.
The design of modern doors also presents the disadvantage that they are very light and easily transport incoming sound. In order to achieve effective soundproofing on a door, sound transmission (structure-borne noise) must be minimised.
Structure-borne noise is the transmission of sound waves within a solid medium. It arises when airborne sound hits a solid body. This allows windows and doors, for example, to become sound conductors. For the targeted reduction of structure-borne noise, ideally you need a material that increases the mass of the respective sound conductor and therefore reduces vibrations and unwanted sound transmissions.
Soundproofing of doors with aixFOAM door insulation sets
In order to make the soundproofing of your door as simple as possible, we at aixFOAM have developed special door insulation sets for installation inside and outside the door frame. These are available in four different standard widths and for two standard heights. Thanks to the practical self-adhesive equipment, the sets can be easily glued to the door leaf. In order to continue to use the door as usual, a recess for the door handle is also integrated in the sets. The aixFOAM door insulation sets have an acoustic felt surface and are available in 20 different colours. They are also certified according to fire protection class DIN 4102 B1. The set also includes assembly aids that make installation even easier, as well as detailed assembly instructions.
Advice on fire protection when soundproofing doors
When retrofitting soundproofing materials to doors, you should, as with any acoustic measures, maintain strict observance of the applicable fire protection regulations. It is therefore best to find out in advance about the applicable fire protection regulations in your building so that we can help you find the right acoustic elements if necessary. For all our products in the aixFOAM online shop, we have summarized the respective fire protection properties and all other product information for you.
aixFOAM - your partner for sound insulation
In our shop you will find almost all materials for soundproofing your doors - regardless of whether they are door insulation sets, sound absorbers or anti-drone films. If you have any questions or need help with retrofitting sound insulation to your door, we are happy to help you with free advice via our service hotline.
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