How To Measure Sound Proof Accordion Door
How To Measure Sound Proof Accordion Door – The first step is to take a sound meter and place it on the floor in front of the door. Close the door and make sure that the door is tightly sealed. Take a reading on the sound meter. The next step is to take the same sound meter and place it on the floor in front of the door with the door open. Take a reading on the sound meter. The difference between the two readings is the STC rating of the door. The higher the number, the better the door is at soundproofing.
There are two ways to measure the acoustic performance of an accordion door. The first is the measurement of sound transmission loss (STL), which is a measure of how well a door resists the passage of sound. The second way is to measure sound pressure levels (SPL), which is a measure of how much noise is emitted by the door. In order to calculate STL, you will need to purchase a sound meter and hire a qualified acoustician. SPL can be measured with a simple hand-held sound level meter. Both measurements are important in determining the overall acoustic performance of an accordion door.
Some information on how to measure your door is shown below. If you have additional questions, please contact Sound Proof Accordion Door or your distributor.