Sound Deadening Car Doors – Simple Step-by-Step Guide

Sound Deadening Car Doors

Fighting noise while driving was never an easy job. The most vulnerable part of your car is, of course, doors. Even if you close the car windows and turn the music on the radio up, there is still a high chance that the noise will still be audible.

I hate driving and not being able to clearly hear my favorite song on the radio. But that’s not the biggest problem that you might face, and since you are here, you probably know what I’m talking about.

This has been a huge problem for me until recently when I decided to do something about it. I found a lot of information in books and on the internet and did this all by myself. I also recommended the method to a lot of my friends and they were all thrilled when they saw the results.

Luckily, you won’t have to waste your time on research because there is a number of easy ways to soundproof your car and especially your car doors and I’m here to present you with the best of them.

In addition to the traffic noise, some car doors produce very annoying rattling sounds, but don’t worry, there is a way to fix this as well. It’s fairly easy and won’t require too much of your time.

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Acoustic Plasterboard vs Normal Plasterboard for Noise Reduction

Acoustic Plasterboard v.s. Normal Plasterboard

Acoustics and insulation have always been frenemies. That’s why people came up with numerous solutions how to keep them in balance. Particularly when there are factors we cannot influence.

Many different materials and their combinations have been used to reach the perfection in terms of sound. After all, that’s one of the reasons my blog exists, to help all those dealing with wanted and unwanted sounds all around.

Plasterboard is becoming more and more popular, especially among DIY-ers. It replaced plaster or a combination of lath and plaster which were used to cover ceilings and stud partitioning. Plasterboard also serves as a wall lining and one can attach it very simply.

It turned out as a rather useful component for soundproofing, which is why I shall introduce you to plasterboard, its types, and uses.

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How to Soundproof a Dorm Room and Block Out Noise

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Life in a dorm room is part of a life of almost every student on their way to that degree.

Good things about dorms are that they are cheap, often near the college, that you can make some amazing friendships there, and that your room is your own for the time you will be living there.

You can make whatever you want out of it, and make it seem like a piece of home that you just moved out of.

On the other hand, there are some bad sides to living in a dorm.

A dorm’s rooms are often very small and very plain and walls are so thin that they seem like they are made of paper.

That is a big no- no for anyone who is really willing to spend their time in there, sleep there, and study there.

For those of you who are already spending a fortune on earplugs, I have assembled a few simple tricks to making your dorm life more comfortable.

Do not worry! I know that being a student requires a lot of money, so most of the techniques are what you can do very cheaply and very simply by bringing stuff from your home, or getting them in a local store for a very fair price.

So, let us begin.

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Is Fiberglass Insulation Good for Soundproofing?

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If you are struggling with a lot of noise in your home, you have probably tried a lot of things to make it quieter. Noisy traffic being the most common and those neighbors that are playing loud music and having late parties are never helping either.

The noise can also lead to an unhealthy life, and no one wants that for themselves.

Problems like sleeplessness and high level of anxiety are just that common and noise is one of the leading factors.

Apparently, it would be the best to stop it. But how?

A bunch of information is always available on the Internet, but it is rarely certain that that information is actually correct.

Most important question when it comes to sound insulating is always which materials are right to use for this purpose.

One of the most common solutions to the noise problem in your home is suggested to be fiberglass.

But is it really as efficient as they say?

As you know, I dedicated a past few years of my life to finding solutions to noisy homes, cars, and appliances of different types.

Now is the time to find the final answer to the question “Is fiberglass insulation good for soundproofing?”

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How to Make Motorcycle Exhaust Quieter

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Sometimes, when you are walking down the street, or playing with your kid on the playground, it might happen to hear some unpleasant noise that causes ear pain (for being so loud) coming from the motorcycle.

Now, put yourself in those parents’ view. If your motorcycle exhaust is quite loud, that may provoke some strange looks into your direction.

As you may already know, the main factors that produce the motorcycle’s sound are those related to its exhaust system. Some motorcycles are naturally loud, made to show-off the power and strength of the motor.

On the other hand, if you don’t have a motorcycle that costs more than $3000, then most probably your exhaust is just leaking.

However, both of these situations are quite annoying, but the second one even more than the first one.

There are few easier solutions to the problem that you have. They are kind of cheap, and in most of the cases easy to do by yourself.

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Pool Pump Noise Reduction: How to Quiet a Noisy Pool Pump

pool pump noise reduction

Do you like enjoying a swim on these hot, hot days? But is your noisy pool pump making humming noises and ruining your relaxation and pleasure?

Is there a way to stop this ruckus from ruining your nice afternoon swim? Or is your pool pump that loud that it is ruining not only your afternoon relaxation swimming but your naps as well?

And be sure that you are not the only one that is disturbed by the sound of it. Your neighbors can’t wait for the summer to be over, and for their peace to be restored.

That is not a solution, though. The next summer will come, and why else do you have a pool in your backyard, if not to use it to the fullest.

If this problem is familiar to you, then I just might have a few tricks in my sleeve.

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Soundproof Jeep Wrangler: 8 Noise Reduction Tactics

soundproof jeep wrangler

Are you tired of hearing that same loud noise of your Jeep Wrangler? Even though it’s fun to hear it, and leaves an impression of a strong machine, sometimes it just becomes annoying.

Or just maybe you need to drive your toddler who can easily get scared of loud noises.

Of course, it’s not only the machine sound that is a problem. There can be a lot of noises coming from outside of the car as traffic can sometimes be really loud.

In those occasions, instead of horns of other drivers annoying you, you can simply turn the volume up of your favorite song and enjoy it while protected from outdoor noise.

Well, no matter what’s the reason behind, there are some ways to soundproof your Jeep Wrangler in few simple steps. All you need to do is follow this guide steps and get rid of that annoying noise.

Let’s get through them together.

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How to Soundproof a Room with Blankets: 7 Best Ways!

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It may sound confusing, right? How can you soundproof something with blankets? Well, there is a way. Especially if those blankets are soundproof.

Whether you are short with money, or you want the effortless solution, these blankets are a good choice. Of course, if you really want to soundproof something 100%, then you would need to spend a lot of money.

If that’s not the case, and you don’t have that much loud noise that can be easily insulated, you can go with soundproofing blankets. With these blankets you will easily block up to 30% noise.

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Noisy Air Vent in Bedroom? Guide to Soundproofing Air Vents

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An above-door vent is a nice way to increase air-flow inside of your home, which helps to keep the temps down and save on energy bills. This is a reason that many homes may have these vents as part of their interior design.

While this seems nice for some, there is a big issue with above-door vents: just as much as they help to disperse temperatures, they also let in a bunch of noise from either side of the door. To many, the amount of noise that you get from these vents outweighs any benefits that you can possibly get from them, and the need to soundproof above-door vents becomes a necessity.

Seeing that you are reading this article, it is safe to assume that you want to soundproof as noisy above-door vent of your own. If that is the case, then these methods will help you to block out the noise from the vent and live in peace!

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Barn Door Gap Fix: How to Soundproof Barn Doors

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The current trend in modern homes is including barn doors inside the home. The rustic look and feel add a certain warmth to the house that many homeowners seek.

Sliding barn doors are particularly a favorite for many homeowners.

However, one of the most significant challenges that these doors present is all the noise they make. You can be sure you will hear every time someone opens or closes a barn door.

Recently, we moved into a home with barn doors, and all the noise almost made me crazy. So, I sought out different ways to make the doors quieter.

Like any other soundproofing project, there are several ways to achieve the same result.

Well, if you have been wondering how to soundproof your barn doors, this article should provide some inspiration.

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