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How To Prevent Home Door From Slamming | [Secrets Revealed]

how to prevent home door from slamming

Do you get startled by slamming of the home door?

Well, you are NOT alone, I also used to feel annoyed and irritated when the frequency of slamming of the home door is very high.

When the wind is blowing at a high speed, it injects pressure on the home door resulting in loud noise.

So, how to prevent a home door from slamming?

In this post, I'll walk you through the step by step process that I follow to get rid of the slamming.

The good news about these steps is that it is neither time-consuming nor costly.

So, without any further ado, let's begin...

What Causes a Door to Slam Shut?

It goes without saying that there can be numerous reasons for a door to slam. 

However, practically it would be impossible for me to list all the reasons here.

Still, I'm trying to the best of my capabilities to jot down all the common cause of slam shut.
  • Broken/Worn door hinges
  • The door in the wind prone area
  • An excessive wind coming from the windows
  • Improper door installation
  • Mal handling the door
  • The door has become very old
  • Loose screws and bolts
5 Ways To Keep A Door From Slamming

I've tried quite a few methods to slam the door. Some of them worked and the rest didn't work for me.

I'll walk you through the most effective methods that will give you result instantly.

1. Install an Auto-Door Closer

First in the list is Auto-Door closer. It is by far the easiest and the simplest method to prevent the slamming of the door.

As the name suggests, it automatically prevents the door from slamming even against the high-pressure wind.

Personally, I love it because of its user-friendly features and easy to install process.

Wait...

It's not a high-end product rather it's quite affordable.

It's advisable to do some research before taking a final decision on an auto-door closer.

As a soundproof consultant, I've got a long history of trying different auto-door closer.

Well, I keep on experimenting with different products by NOT only using them personally but also recommending them to my clients.

There are a few good names on my list. 

However, I can assure you that Door Closer FS-1306 is one of the best available on the market.

Anyways, if you're using some other product, then let me know in the comment section.

It will benefit our readers.

It goes without saying that Door Closer FS-1306 is not only affordable but also adjustable to set the ease of opening and closing of the door.

The USP of FS-1306 is its ability to perform extremely well with any kind of doors.

Be it wooden doors or metal doors, it will perform equally well.

Another thing, you may like about this product is that it is made of Aluminum and not plastic, so the chances of tear and wear are quite less.

The second query that may flash your mind is, "How to install the automatic door closer?".

The FS-1306 install is quite easy. It comes with a user manual which includes step by step process of installation.

However, to make things simple for you, I'm embedding a self-explanatory video.

Hope it helps!

2. Check Carefully the Door Hinges

At times, poorly installed or old door hinges creates a ton of irritating noise.

Due to the poorly installed door hinges, the door loses its capability to stand tall against the wind.

You need to check the hinges on a regular basis to negate any problem that may occur due to the poorly installed hinges.

In case, you don't know how to cross-check the hinge movement, then stay with us, I'll help you with the entire process.

It's not a time-consuming process.

To check for the proper installation, open the door at a right angle, and then measure with the leveling device for any imbalances.

People often forget that hinges also have an expiry date. Torn hinges will definitely create noise when you are either opening or closing the door.

If your door is old, then there is a high probability that the hinges would be torn.

And, if the hinges are not in the working condition, then you'll need to replace them.

No need to worry, just follow the below steps for the successful installation of the hinge.
  • Don't do the mistake of removing all the old hinges at one go. The best practice is to replace the old hinges with the new ones (one by one).
  • You should with replacing the top hinges first. Take a screwdriver and loosen the top screw, and replace it with a new one.
  • Follow the aforementioned process for the rest of the hinges.
  • Don't forget to tighten the screws properly. Don't press hard against the screws. Putting extra effort to tighten the screws may result in slipping of the screws.
  • Once you are done with all the hinges, check for the balance and alignment of the door to ensure a successful installation.
3. Use a Weatherstripping Kit

If you're an avid reader of this blog, then you must be well aware of the benefits of weatherstripping kit.

They are literally awesome and serves more than one needs.

They not only prevent the door from slamming but also act as a soundproofing agent.

You heard it right- a soundproof agent.

I'm time and again emphasized about weatherstripping in my article on soundproof a door, soundproof a window and so on...

I always say to my clients that installing the weatherstrip is like killing two birds with the same stone.

Once you have bought the weatherstrip, you need to perform two easy functions.
  • Measure the gap between your door and the frame
  • Simply attach the weatherstrip (Self-adhesive)
Though I'll not deny the fact that you have loads and loads of options available on the market still 

I would recommend you to go with Soundproof Weatherstripping Door Draft Stopper Kit(check the price on Amazon).

4. Attach Felt Pads On the Door

Attaching felt pads on the door is an old home technique, but the good news is that it still works perfectly.

I know most of you are already using the felt pads for the floors.

You can install felt pads at the top and bottom of the door so, the door doesn't make unwanted noise while opening or closing.

Installing the felt pads on the aforementioned spots can prevent it to hit hard against the frame of the door.

As a result, you can expect reduction in the slamming of the door.

5. Use a Door Stop

The last method in the list is using a door stopper. 

I hope most of you are already using a door stop to prevent the door from heating the frame.

It may be the cheapest but I'm sure, it is not the most effective one.

On the downside, using a door stop to prevent the door from slamming is ONLY possible, if you're ready to keep your door open.

A lot many people will not like this method because of the privacy concerns associated with it.

I do use doorstop, but at the same time, I also use other aforementioned methods.

The doorstop works extremely well if the sole reason for the slamming of the door is winds coming from the windows.

I've tried different types of the door stop and every one of them has performed equally well.

So, you can buy one that you think suits your door.

Wrapping UP: Preventing Door From Slamming

I hope the information mentioned in this post will help you in preventing your door from slamming.

However, keep in mind to use an auto-door closer made of aluminum rather than plastic.

All the steps mentioned in this post are less time-consuming, affordable, and user-friendly.

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