When searching for the source of our soundproofing problems we tend to overlook the obvious. We’re constantly seeking ways to reduce the noise our neighbors make and think we need to undertake huge soundproofing projects when in reality we need to take a simple look at our surroundings.
Doors, believe it or not, are one of the most common sources of noise in any atmosphere. Doors are often hastily hung in nice looking but poorly constructed frames. They have gaps surrounding them which easily transmit sound and, in most cases, are made of hollow materials that resonate sound instead of blocking it.
Take alook at your doors before you do anything else. You might be able to seal around the door, add a stopper at the bottom to seal the gaps, or simply replace the door with something heavier. In the end, this solution will be a lot cheaper and more effective than soundproofing a wall that never really needed the work!