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CZ Eddie

04:20PM | 02/07/04
Member Since: 02/06/04
3 lifetime posts
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Sorry, not sure of the best forum to post this at...

I'm turning my garage into a Home Theater and the biggest issue I have right now is my budget.

Second issue (and reason for this post) is I need to find out how to cheaply soundproof my garage door.

I'd like to set a $150 budget for the door. I listen to movies very loudly and with lots of low bass. I know I can't totally soundproof the door, but if you had $150 to spend, what would you do?

Thanks in advance for any advice. I'm posting another topic about walls as well.

devildog

03:56AM | 02/16/04
Member Since: 09/16/02
250 lifetime posts
This message was posted by SoundproofBob in the misc section back in Oct 2003.


There are many materials that can be had at the local home centers that are pretty good soundproofers if you can't afford the high powered materials that are on the market today.

One good soundproofer is "rolled roofing" it can easily be had at the local Home Depot or Lowe's. If you staple up the roofing to existing drywall and caulk all of the seams and around the perimeter, you could then layer over that with a layer of 5/8" fire code drywall, and your home free!

The roofing doesn't have the horsepower of lead sheeting or Mass Loaded Vinyl (MLV), but if you're on a budget, it is a good way to soundproof a wall, floor, or ceiling.
If you need more sound advice go to: www.soundproofing.org These folks have tons of ideas and can answer any of your soundproofing questions.

Soundproof Bob.


Hope that gives you some ideas.
Devildog

CZ Eddie

03:00PM | 02/16/04
Member Since: 02/06/04
3 lifetime posts
Thanks, DevilDog.

I'll check out prices on this the next time I hit HD.

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