How to Block Noise From An Apartment Door

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Living in an apartment or other attached property can involve a noise problem. You may hear your neighbors talking or walking around their apartment. But even if your walls are soundproof and block a high percentage of noise, your front door may prove less noise-proof, wherein you're able to hear people walking in the hallways or corridor. Fortunately, specific tips can help block noise from your apartment door.

  • Ask your landlord for a better door. Buying a soundproof front door helps block out noise from neighbors. Ask your landlord or the apartment manager to switch out your hollow door for a solid one. Agree to pay for the door if your landlord appears hesitant to make the switch.

  • Fill-in gaps to block noise. Gaps in your front door, specifically at the bottom, can increase the amount of sound heard inside the unit. Use a metal door sweep or draft guard to cover over gaps in the door and help block noise.

  • Apply soundproofing tape around the door frame. Seal the space between the door and the door frame with stripping. Stripping not only blocks excess sound, but also reduces the amount of air that enters the apartment.

  • Hang a removable soundproof blanket over your front door to create a sound barrier.

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