The list of benefits that comes to mind when considering the installation of high-quality composite doors is a long and impressive one whichever way you look at it. We tend to focus on their:
In the face of so many impressive, practical properties, the question ‘Can composite doors help with soundproofing?’ is seldom asked. Yet one of the lesser-mentioned major advantages of composite doors is that they possess inherent noise-reducing qualities. Some might view this as nothing more than an added bonus, others as a highly-desirable feature. Either way, it is another tangible reason why composite doors are light-years ahead of other options in virtually every conceivable way.
In a word - yes. One of the many benefits of composite doors is that the dense, tightly-packed layers of insulating material act as a superb barrier to excessive noise in either direction. Composite doors are not intentionally designed to be soundproof, it is the nature of their construction that provides this effect as a bonus to the other incredible benefits they offer.
The multiple layers of materials used in the construction of composite doors are key to their soundproofing qualities. But what exactly are those layers made from and what is their intended purpose? The layers inside composite doors usually include:
The incredible strength and durability that these layers provide come not just from the nature of the materials themselves, but also from the way in which they are constructed and joined together. The layers are glued under extreme pressure, making them extremely dense and enhancing their soundproofing qualities exponentially. Even though the layers are tightly compressed, a typical composite door has a thickness of around 44mm and is comparatively thicker than a traditional wooden or hollow front door. The sheer density of all that material compressed into a tight space gives the doors incredible strength and also keeps out a lot of unwanted noise.
Because composite doors are manufactured under carefully controlled conditions, their tolerances and clearances can be strictly monitored and adjusted. These stunning doors are essentially part of a set that also includes the surrounding frame, where a great deal of the strength lies. The fit and finish of these two elements are so perfectly in sync because the pieces are designed and constructed to go together.
Unwanted spaces and gaps that plague lesser doors, allowing draughts of air and unwanted noise to pass are eliminated with composite doors. When we take this tight fit and add double, and occasionally triple-glazed panes of glass, it is not hard to see why composite doors are so effective at soundproofing.
Most of us have experienced the misery of noisy neighbours, bustling businesses and roadside locations disturbing our tranquillity at one time or another. If the property in question is situated close to an airport flight path, by a road, or any other loud entity, composite doors are a superb way to help counter that disturbance. The effect works both ways and maximising soundproofing helps in situations where the inhabitants intend to make a lot of excessive noise and don’t want to upset the neighbours. So, how much can composite doors help with soundproofing? By themselves, composite doors are not capable of completely removing nuisance noise but have been shown to reduce sound by up to 36 decibels. When combined with the strategic use of double-glazing and other sound-muffling materials, they form part of a very effective soundproofing strategy.
As long-time experts in the supply and fitting of these remarkable doors, the team here at Rock Solid Doors are ready and waiting to assist you with any questions or comments you might have. We can discuss your exact specifications and stylistic requirements and prepare a free quotation for you as you wish. We are proud of the incredible quality and value of our composite doors and have built a reputation for fairness, professionalism, and quality of service across all of London and the Home Counties.