'Garage Door Silencer' has anyone used this? Any thoughts?

amg1978October 17, 2010

Just this week I had the top of the line Amarr garage door with the steel + insulation + steel installed along with a Liftmaster belt drive opener. I have to say it is much quieter than my old chain with my big wood door.

Still, the rooms above can hear the opener operating. I googled around and saw this listed as something that helps with the noise traveling to rooms near the garage. It is called the Garage Door Silencer and looks like a piece of cake to install.

Has anyone ever used it? If so, any reviews? If not, then looking at the docs on it and the PDF, do you think it would really help or is it a waste of time?

Main product = http://www.acousticalsurfaces.com/rsic_clips/soundproof_garge_door_kit.htm?d=46

Install PDF = http://www.acousticalsurfaces.com/rsic_clips/pdf/Garage_Door_Install.pdf

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randy427

It depends on what noise you are hearing.
If it's the sound of the door rollers going up and down the track or the rattling of the door panels or hinges, then no, this will not do you any good.
If it's the hum of the motor, then yes, a softer, less rigid suspension may reduce the amount of vibration that is transferred to the garage ceiling.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2010 at 5:00PM
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amg1978

The noise is purely being transferred to the room above. Downstairs in the wall behind the garage I cannot even hear it opening. I realize it may be a waste of $32, but we'll see. I decided to buy these noise suppressing devices and see if the insulation they provide helps.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2010 at 5:11PM
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countryboymo

I don't know how your going to get much quieter than that. I have replaced my craftsman chain drives with liftmaster professional belt drives and the difference is huge.

If your rollers are metal you might opt for nylon rollers with real bearings which helps also.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2010 at 11:42PM
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