The DoorSeal Kit
DIY Soundproofing for Doors
The most common soundproofing problem in most rooms is the door. It is the weakest link when it comes to sound containment. You could buy an expensive “soundproof door”, or you can save the remodel expense and get an ASC DoorSeal Kit for a fraction of the price of a new door. Keep your existing door, and get excellent soundproofing results too.
Soundproofing requires a tightly sealed door if you expect to keep sound contained. Our Doorseal kit allows you to take your door to the next level of soundproofing.
Soundproof Any Wooden Door
If you have a wooden door, you can install the DoorSeal Kit and achieve an STC of 42 (estimated). A person screaming on the other side of the door can barely be heard. By installing a “double” (dual wiper seals), expect an STC of 65 (estimated). A person screaming can not be heard at all through this door. If your door has lites or panels, they must be filled in prior to installing the DoorSeal Kit.
How ASC DoorSeal Works
The DoorSeal relies on a special high density woven 3/16” technical felt. The goal is to surround the door with a wiper seal for an easy, elegant flow through, just like any typical door. Then we add damping to deaden tympanic vibration, and mass in the form of sheetrock to stop sound. Because the door is surrounded by a felt wiper, a threshold is required and we provide a threshold in every kit.
The DoorSeal Kit is typically used for home recording studios, home theaters, hi-fi listening rooms or music practice rooms. If you want to earn some “sweat equity” and are reasonably handy, the DoorSeal Kit may be for you.
What Is Included?
Each Kit comes with Felt Wiper Gaskets, WallDamp Squares and Strips, Self-stick Foam Pads, and an optional Threshold. You supply the wooden door, 1/2” sheetrock, carpenter’s glue, construction adhesive, and any additional trim.
- WallDamp Strips
- WallDamp Squares
- 1" Felt Gasket
- Self-stick Foam Pads
- 3/4" Felt Gasket
- Installation Guide
- Threshold (optional)
The Threshold is a low-profile handicap accessible model which is recommended for most installations.
(above) Cutting the felt groove requires considerable millworking skill.
(left) Typical completed door showing foam hinge pad.
Doorseal uses a special high density acoustic felt to create a tight seal around your door. We supply the felt which you install in your door, plus foam pads for the hinges and an aluminum threshold for a tight fit. Installation requires using a 1/4" router or dado blade to cut a groove on all four sides of your door. The felt is then glued into place.
(above) double felt for an extra tight fit