The Advantages of Soundproofing Patio Doors in Commercial Properties

By Carlo Chatman, Power PR

Adding a second soundproof patio door quiets loud external noise to boost rental and occupancy rates and reduce turnover

To resolve noise intrusion through sliding glass doors and improve rent or lease values, multi-unit property managers are turning to true soundproofing companies like Soundproof Windows, Inc., a national manufacturer of window and patio door soundproofing products, that have background and expertise engineering products used in the most noise sensitive environments in the world, like recording studios.

Soundproofing can provide an easier, less expensive option than replacing sliding glass doors and windows. 

The company has created a “second sliding patio door” that can be installed easily inside or outside of the existing door. This consists of a surface mount aluminum frame, track insert, mounting fin, and a sound insulated movable aluminum sash with rolling mechanism. The product is designed specifically to match and function like the original door, no matter its design, and can open and lock separately.

Functionally, the second sliding door reduces noise intrusion due to its laminated glass construction, the air space separating the original and soundproof door, and improved long-lasting seals. The combination can reduce external noise by up to 95%.

The first noise barrier is laminated glass, which dampens sound vibration much like a finger on a wine glass stops it from ringing when struck. An inner PVB layer of plastic further dampens sound vibrations.

Air space of 2-4 inches between the existing sliding door and the soundproof sliding door also significantly improves noise reduction because it isolates the door frame from external sound vibrations.

The ability to add a second soundproof sliding patio door can quiet loud outdoor noise intrusion by 75% or more.

Finally, the company places spring-loaded seals in the second sliding door frame. This puts a constant squeeze on the glass panels, which prevents sound leaks and helps to stop noise from vibrating through the glass. 

Such soundproofing in commercial properties can also provide substantial benefits in reducing energy costs. Adding another sliding door or window provides an additional layer of insulation, which can reduce the heating-cooling portion of energy bills by 15-30%. This also helps to stop air infiltration around leaky seals, which improves comfort and increases the property’s perceived value.

Soundproofing significantly improves the dwelling’s energy efficiency, comfort, and security, which further enhances the property’s rental or lease value.

Another important side benefit to this soundproofing approach is security enhancement since its construction helps to deter burglary/breaking and entering through typical sliding glass doors. While standard or tempered glass sliding doors can be shattered by a sharp blow, the laminated glass used in such soundproofing offers significant break in protection because it is shatter resistant and tends to remain intact even after repeated blows. Such laminated glass is actually a major component of most bulletproof glass.

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