There are a lot of reasons why you should soundproof a garage door. One of the noticeable benefits is reducing the noise in your garage.
Whether you want to sound dampen a garage door for temperature control or noise reduction in your garage, this article is for you.
Soundproofing material and tools required:
As expected insulating, your garage door will require some materials and tools( Don’t worry they are really affordable and High Quality) If you already bought the material it’s absolutely OK, Just skip this Section.
1. Garage Door Insulation Kit
There are many best garage door sound insulation kits also there are really bad ones so be careful when choosing an insulation kit.
I personally recommend Matador Garage Door Insulation kit( Click here to see the current Price on Amazon) It is one of the best(if not the best) In the market.
What I really like about Matador Garage Door Insulation Kit is
- Very Affordable
- Unlike most insulation kits Meta door only adds less than 10lbs of weight which is really light(no need to adjust the garage door spring
- High quality no wonder why it has so many positive reviews.
2.Additional Insulating Tools
- Measure Tape
- Any Kind of Sharp Razor or Knife
- A Pencil
3. Safety Equipment for soundproofing and insulating a garage door.
For safety equipment, you don’t need a lot of things you only need the essentials which are:
- Safety Glasses.
Step by step Tutorial:
Step 1: Measure the Garage Door.
Take a Tape measure and start measuring the length of the vertical garage door rails. This is an important step so I recommend you take your time when you measure the vertical distance from the left to the right.
Step 2: Cut the insulation Board.
after measuring the vertical length of your garage door. It is time to cut the soundproofing insulation board, to do this:
- Take a pencil and mark the required length
- Then use a razor or a sharp knife to cut the board into the right length.
Note: it is important to cut the insulation board accurately so I recommend, you take your time in this step, This will drastically save you time and money since there will be no size issues.
Step 3: Insert the board
After carefully cutting the insulating board, it is time to place the cut board into the top edge of the garage door with the laminate side facing outwards..
Congratulations you have successfully completed the tutorial, check out my other guides and tips (click here).
How much does it cost to sound dampen a garage door?
To sound deaden a garage door cost depends on various factors such as is your garage door single door, Double door or Triple. The average cost to sound insulate a single garage door is $80, $160 for a double garage and $200+ for a triple garage or more.
What is the best garage door insulation kit?
Honestly, I haven’t used but I have done some research for you and here are the best garage door insulation kits:
- Matador Garage Door Insulation Kit
- Owens Corning Garage Door Insulation Kit
- Nasa Tech White Garage door Insulation Foam Kit
Those are my top 3, There could be more but I haven’t used a lot of those except for the Matador Kit.
How long does it take to finish a garage door?
This is a very common question and yet tough to answer however I am going to attempt to answer it for you, It would usually take you about 45-120 minutes to finish the door.
How to sound dampen a garage door cheap?
I understand sometimes a tight budget may be a constraint but don’t worry you can drastically cut down the cost by (1) Purchasing the Matador Kid it is very affordable it is way under $100 (2) Do It Yourself, as you know I am a fan of doing things myself and I believe you can too.
Will the insulating my garage door add more pressure on the door?
Yes and No, now depending on the kit you use some will require you to adjust the door spring to support the weight, so be careful when choosing a kit for your garage door.
Will insulating my garage door help soundproof the door.
Yes, usually the boards are soundproofed meaning that not only you will control the temperature but you will dramatically reduce the unwanted noise.
Can this help reduce the noise in my garage when I play drums?
Yes but not too much, this will certainly reduce the noise when you play your drums but will not soundproof a hundred percent.
Another thing you can do to sound dampen your garage door is to use sound absorbing blankets like moving blankets. You can also use green glue and add layers of drywall but I recommend you learn more about this first before you apply,
I honestly hope you found this article helpful for soundproofing and insulating your garage door don’t be afraid to share this post and check out my other DIY Tips and Reviews.