How Much Does a Soundproof Door Cost? (In 2023)

As you already know, soundproof doors are the most powerful soldiers against outside noise. But how much does a soundproof door cost, and what factors influence its price?

These things are really important to know to make a decision that you won’t regret later. So yeah, we guys are here to give you all the information related to a soundproof door price.

We’ll cover everything, from factors affecting its price to how much does it cost to soundproof a door. Let’s dive in and get all your questions answered.

How much do soundproof doors cost?

A soundproof door can cost anywhere from $500 for basic ones to over $5,000 for high-end, custom options. But as you all know, this price heavily depends on a lot of factors. So now, let’s explore the factors that have a big impact on how much you’ll pay for a soundproof door

Factors affecting the cost of a soundproof door

Here is the breakdown of the factors in which the cost of a soundproof door rely on:

1: Size of the door

This size of soundproof you will need is the most oblivious factor, the bigger the door you will need  the bigger the cost will be, it’s a simple equation.

When you buy a door, you’re not just paying for the door itself but also the materials used to make it. Larger doors require more materials, which naturally makes them more expensive. 

2: Material and its quality

The materials and the quality of that materials that is used to make that soundproof door is the second deciding aspect of its cost. Different materials have different degrees of soundproofing effectiveness. 

For instance, solid and dense materials like wood and metal tend to be better at blocking sound than lightweight materials.

Furthermore, the quality of the materials is a big deal. It determines how long the door will last. As obvious, higher-quality materials are more durable and resistant to wear and tear. They are less likely to warp, crack, or deteriorate over time.

3: STC rating of the door

In my opinion, the STC rating of a soundproof door is the most important to look at. STC stands for Sound Transmission Class. It’s a rating system used to measure how effective a door (or any building element) is at blocking sound, which is why it is so important.

STC ratings fall within a range from 25 to 65 STC. The higher the STC rating, the better the door is at keeping out sound. 

Each increase of 10 points on the STC scale roughly doubles the door’s sound-blocking ability. STC rating above 35 is a good rule of thumb for soundproofing. Doors with STC ratings in the 55s or higher can cost you up to $5000.

4: Installation costs

Soundproof door might be more complex to install than a standard door, which may result in a need for a skilled professional to handle the installation task.

However, if you’re a handy DIY enthusiast and have experience with door installations then you can do it too and save the cost of hiring a pro. 

Different types of soundproof doors and their prices

Type of Soundproof DoorDescriptionPrice Range
Solid Wood Soundproof DoorMade of solid wood, effective for noise reduction$500 – $1,000
Metal Soundproof DoorOffers strength, security, and excellent noise blocking$500 – $3,000
French Soundproof DoorElegant design with multiple glass panels, provides noise reduction$1,000 – $4,000
Sliding Glass Soundproof DoorTransparent design, effective noise reduction$2,000 – $3,500
Pocket Soundproof DoorSlides into the wall to save space, reduces noise$500 – $2,000
Fire-Rated Soundproof DoorDesigned for fire protection and noise reduction$600 – $1,500 or more depending on specifications

Are there any differences in the types of doors and the price? Absolutely, there are, and here we are going to dive into different types of soundproof doors and their cost. Let’s start with the most popular ones.

1: Solid Wood Soundproof Doors:

Solid wooden soundproof doors, as the name suggests, are solid and dense and are made from wood. Wooden soundproof doors are pretty effective when it comes to noise reduction.

Talking about their price, solid wood soundproof doors typically cost between $500 and $1,000 or more per door. The price varies based on size, material, and customization options. 

Well, you may even find a solid door under $500 but they don’t really do a great job at keeping out sound. They can’t be called true “soundproof doors.”

2: Metal Soundproof Doors:

Metal soundproof doors are prized for their combination of strength, security, and exceptional sound-blocking capabilities. 

These doors are ideal for spaces where both noise reduction and robust security are top priorities. 

Mostly these types of soundproof doors are used in manufacturing areas and government buildings, I have also seen metal soundproof doors in some banks. Metal soundproof doors are primarily made from materials like steel or aluminum.

They provide an exceptional level of soundproofing. Generally, metal soundproof doors fall within the price range of $500 to $3,000 or more per door.

3: French Soundproof Doors

French soundproof doors are both good-looking and great at blocking out noise. According to thesoundproofwindows.co.uk, these doors can reduce noise by up to 45dB, which is what we want.

French soundproof doors are slightly different from other soundproof doors, they have several glass panels, usually two or more, with spaces between them, which makes it hard for noise to pass through.

The cost of French soundproof doors can vary based on the size and glass quality, but generally, these soundproof doors fall in the price range from $1,000 to $4,000.

Related: How to soundproof a double (French) door?

4: Sliding Glass Soundproof Doors

Sliding glass soundproof doors are doors that slide horizontally, just like regular sliding doors, but with a special focus on blocking noise.  

These doors are made mostly of glass, and give you a transparent and open feel in your space. That’s why you often find them in places like electronics stores, restaurants, and offices.

They provide a noise reduction of more than 75% as mentioned by soundproofwindows.com. And according to Angi.com, soundproof sliding glass doors can cost from $2,000 to $3,500.

5: Pocket Soundproof Doors

Pocket soundproof doors are a clever solution for spaces where you want to save room while also minimizing noise. Pocket doors are also known as sliding doors but pocket doors slide into the wall, while sliding doors do not. 

A pocket soundproof door costs from $500 to $2,000 per door. From my perspective, they are great options for private offices, study space and of course other areas where saving space is important.

Related: How to sound insulate a pocket door?

6: Fire-Rated Soundproof Doors

Its name tells a lot about it, fire-rated soundproof doors are specially designed with two main goals: to provide protection against fire, and to cut-down noise. These doors are crucial for spaces where safety and tranquility are top priorities.

Fire-rated soundproof doors are made with fire-resistant materials to withstand fire for a specified duration and and on top of that, they also help keep noise out.

The cost of fire-rated soundproof doors can vary depending on factors like size, fire rating, materials, and the STC rating of the door. Usually, they cost between $600 and $1,500, but sometimes even more.

How much sound a soundproof door can reduce?

Soundproof doors have the potential to reduce noise levels by as much as 60 dB+. However, achieving 100% noise reduction might not be possible. It mostly depends on the door type of the materials the door is made up of.

How much does it cost to soundproof a door?

The cost of soundproofing a door depends on the method and materials you use to soundproof your door. But usually, it can be as low as $40 to up to $400 or even more. Here are some of the effective ways to make a door soundproof on a budget.

Alternative Ways To Soundproof a Door Cheaply

Soundproofing MethodDescriptionExpected CostNoise Reduction (Approx.)
Sealing Gaps (Weatherstripping & Door Sweep)Seal gaps and cracks around the door frame$40 or moreUp to 10-15 dB
Soundproof CurtainHang heavy, dense curtains over the door$30 – $1009- 24 dB
Soundproof BlanketUse dense blankets to absorb and block sound$50 – $130Up to 17 dB 
Installing Wood Wall Diffusion Panel(s)Attach wood panels designed to diffuse, absorb, and reduce sound$110 – $300Up to 30 dB
Combination of MLV and Plywood SheetAttach Mass Loaded Vinyl (MLV) and plywood for added mass and sound insulation$80 – $170Up to 25-30 dB

1: Sealing gaps (weatherstripping and installing a door sweep)

This method focuses on sealing any gaps or cracks around the door frame that allow sound to pass through. Weatherstripping is applied around the edges of the door, while a door sweep is installed at the bottom to seal the gap between the door and the floor.

Properly sealing gaps can offer a noticeable reduction in noise of 10-15 decibels, particularly for airborne sounds like voices or street noise.

The technique may cost you $40 or more, weatherstrip tape usually costs around $20, while a door sweep costs from $20 to $50.

2: Soundproof curtain or blanket

Soundproof curtains or blankets are heavy and dense designed to absorb and block sound. They can be hung over the door like a curtain and are best noise-abatement technique for louvered door and for soundproofing an interior door.

Soundproof curtains typically range from $30 to $100, while soundproof blankets can cost you as much as $130.

Related: Bathroom Door Sound Solutions

3: Installing wood wall diffusion panel(s)

Basically, a wood wall diffusion panel is a type of soundproofing panel that is meant to diffuse, absorb and reduce sound. In my opinion, they are the best option for soundproofing hollow doors.

Attaching wood wall diffusion panels on your door may cost you an investment of $110 to up to $300 depending on the door size. And can provide you with a noise reduction of up to 30 dB if installed properly.

Related: Barn Door Noise Fixes

4: Attaching a combination of MLV and plywood sheet

This method is all about attaching Mass Loaded Vinyl (MLV) to the door and adding a layer of plywood to it for additional mass and sound insulation. 

The combination of MLV and plywood is super effective and can substantially reduce noise by potentially 25-30 dB, so you this noise control method for condo door and bifold door.

The cost of MLV varies but can range from $1 to $3 per square foot. Plywood costs depend on thickness and size but typically range from $7 to $30 per sheet. So as a rough estimate, you can expect to pay anywhere between $80 to up to $170.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How much does it cost for a soundproof studio door?

A mid-quality soundproof studio door typically costs between $500 and $2,000.

Q2. How much does it cost to have a soundproof sliding glass door?

The cost of having a soundproof sliding glass door ranges from $2,000 to $3,500.

Q3. Are soundproof doors expensive?

Compared to standard doors, soundproof doors are actually expensive.

Q4. What is the price of an STC 50-rated door?

An STC 50-rated door typically costs between $2,000 and $2,500 or even more.

Q5. How much does an interior acoustic door cost?

An interior acoustic door can range from $300 to $1,500 or more, depending on size and soundproofing capabilities.

Q6. How much does an exterior acoustic door cost?

An exterior acoustic door generally falls within the price range of $700 to $2,500 or more, depending on size.

Related: Garage Door Sound Reduction

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  • Mr. Ashish

    Hey there, I am Ashish, the founder and editor of SoundProof-Addict. With over 6 years of experience in soundproofing. My dedication to detail and pursuit of excellence has earned me a reputation for consistently delivering high-quality results. I also have almost 2 years of experience in interior designing. Other than that, I like soundproofing my cat.

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