An attached garage in a home can be a great convenience. In fact, many homeowners believe that an attached garage is more beneficial than having a second washroom or a finished basement. Hopping inside your warm car on an icy-cold winter morning undoubtedly gives immense pleasure. However, apart from using it as a car parking, some people also use their garages for other reasons, and in fact, pretty noisy reasons. So, if you are wondering how you can soundproof your garage, here are some useful tips.
- Fix Holes, Cracks and Gaps – In order to quiet a garage, the first thing upon which one should focus on is tightening the area. One should begin by closing all sorts of gaps, cracks and holes that allow noise to go out from the garage. Metal garage doors often develop small holes and gaps which in turn let noise to diffuse out. One can make use of latex caulk for sealing holes and cracks in garage doors.
- Cover Up Windows – Windows play a huge role in letting noise go out from the garage. Thin glass windows are of no match with electric guitars or 18-wheeler trolleys. Thus, if you have no problem in sacrificing some natural light and an outside view, you can either absorb the sounds created in the garage with heavy window panels or with thick curtains. One can go for insulated blinds too for this purpose.
- Paste Egg Cartons – Unfinished garages bring even more sound to the outside world. In that case, garages can be buffed-up with leftover egg cartons. Try to line the inside walls of the garage and the garage door with egg cartons. According to renovation experts, angled and uneven surfaces of egg cartons absorb a great deal of echoes and sounds unlike a flat wall that only tends to reflect it back to its source.
- Insulate Your Garage Door – Soundproofing of the garage can also be done by finishing it with drywall, trimming, painting and insulating the garage door. Drywall will help to absorb unwanted sounds both inside and out and will also complete the entire look of the garage. Apart from soundproofing the garage, insulation sheets on the walls and doors also help to lower temperature and power bills of the home.
- Sound Absorption Sheets – If you only happen to make excessive noise in your garage once or twice in a month, you’ll obviously not want to compromise your garage door’s looks. So, for occasional noises, you can make use of removable, easy-to-hang sound absorption sheets on the walls of your garage or your garage door. These sheets are probably the best soundproofing material one can get.
Garage door installation experts say that sound absorption in garages takes place only if some sound absorbing material is present in the garage. Homeowners should thus stack their garages and garage doors with materials that can prevent sound from travelling freely in the garage. We, at Promaster, are a leading garage door repair and installation firm. We have served hundreds of clients with our professional and affordable garage door services. Call us anytime to get a ‘quote’ regarding our services.