Close doors quietly

Door slamming puts a strain on nerves, family peace and neighborhoods, and sometimes also on the material, for example when Glass doors are damaged by a strong impact. Here's what you can do about it.

In fact, many doors slam not because someone slams them out of anger, but because many simply don't know how to avoid it.

What's the reason?

If it is not due to quarrels, then either defective or undamped doors, or carelessness. All of these problems are easily solved, whether they are Glass doors, Sliding doors or Wooden doors.

What to do about door slamming?

If the door bangs loudly because wood hits wood, the solution is clear-cut sealing tape. The fact that a door has no sealing tape at all usually only happens with old doors. When more modern doors rattle, it's usually because the tape is out of place or damaged.

Clean the finishes well and, if necessary, remove old sealing tape completely. Then you can simply stick on the new self-adhesive door sealing tape and you have two improvements at once: The door will no longer bang and None will get through.

Glass doors in particular are often heavy and sometimes frameless, so the drop stop can be noticeably noisy as the only contact with the wall side. But Wooden doors with sealing tape can also be noisy when the metal drop barrier slams shut.

If it's not the door leaf that's the problem, but it's the lock case that's rattling, a so-called "whisper lock" can help. A whisper lock has a plastic top with a rubber damper over the metal drop stop that muffles the loud clatter of metal on metal so the door "clicks" shut pleasantly quietly.

Another option is to slow down the door when slamming. This is especially worthwhile where children run wild, there is public traffic, or in the case of passage doors, which are crossed very often and sometimes in one or without free hands. A door damper mounted on the top of the door and door frame ensures that the door is braked and no longer slams, but slides shut slowly and thus quietly. For doors that have a door closer (these are mainly office doors, store doors, front doors in apartment buildings and doors in doctors' offices, rarely doors in apartments), modern versions usually include a damping function, and some even allow the closing speed to be adjusted. One of the two should be nn, so that the door does not crash into the lock case.

The cheapest and simplest of all measures, however, is and remains: pay attention and be considerate. If you live in community, a backplate can be helpful. Even doors without sealing tape and whisper lock, can be closed quietly, if you: first push the door handle down completely, or turn the doorknob completely, then do not drop the door, but bring it slowly to the frame and last but not least do not move the handle back up too quickly. This requires some patience and good will, but is otherwise completely free and contributes enormously to good coexistence.

If you would prefer to try a quiet glass Sliding door instead, our Griffwerk experts are always happy to help.