Whether your garage echoes too much or you are trying to turn it into an at-home recording studio, you have many options for soundproofing. But how much would it cost to soundproof a garage?
The cost to soundproof a garage using acoustic panels, door sweep, soundproof window cover, rug pad, and bottom garage door seal would be around $230 to $450. If you want, the option to buy and install a soundproof garage door is around $2000 to $3500 additionally.
Check out my guide on soundproofing a garage.
With your main goal being to block noise from escaping from your garage, using a combination of sound-absorbing and sound blocking techniques as listed below can create the ideal soundproof garage.
How Can You Soundproof a Garage?
There are many cheap and affordable ways to soundproof a garage door, as well as some more hefty investments that are sure to block out noise.
While you are choosing what you want to use, you should take into consideration how loud you will be in your garage to decide how you should approach soundproofing. The more options you utilize, the less sound that will escape or enter the room.
Below we have listed many different approaches to soundproofing a garage and their costs. You can also watch this video to see if insulating your garage can help:
Use Acoustic Panels
Acoustic panels are one of the most common forms of sound absorption used to help minimize the amount of sound bounced back into a room. They are made to be soft, pliable, and porous so it can easily absorb the sound and transfer it to become heat that is then transmitted away.
By doing so, the amount of sound that is then absorbed by the walls or ceiling of the garage and then heard on the other side is reduced.
Acoustic panels can come in many different materials, shapes, sizes, and colors.
The Foamily 24-Pack Acoustic Panels (Amazon link) are foam acoustic panels that come in charcoal gray, red, blue and many other colors that altogether cover 24 square feet (2.23 square meters).
You can use this pack to cover two walls within your garage or to cover the ceiling entirely.
Polyester Fiber Panels
The TroyStudio Acoustic Panel 6 Pack (Amazon link) is made out of 100% polyester fiber and comes in 4 colors and in 2 different sizes:
- 400 X 300 X 12 mm (16 X 12 X 0.5 in)
- 800 X 600 X 12 mm (32 X 24 X 0.5 in)
The smaller sized option would be enough to cover one wall in your garage almost entirely. While, the larger option would be enough to cover almost every wall within your garage, and possibly the ceiling as well.
PVC Plastic Panels
One of the more aesthetically appealing options is the TroyStudio Acoustic Sound Diffuser Panel, Pack of 4 (Amazon link) made out of PVC Plastic.
This option comes in multiple different shapes and gives your walls a cool 3D effect while remaining simple and clean.
The pack has 4 panels sized at 12 in X 12 in (30.48 cm X 30.48cm). When placed together, it covers 4 square feet (0.37m).
To cover a wall almost completely or two walls partially, you will need approximately six-packs. This will cover 24 square feet (2.23 square meters).
Use a Door Sweep
If you have a door in your garage that leads to the outside or find that sound from the garage is escaping into your house, you can purchase a door sweep for the doors.
This will also keep the garage sounding the same despite the weather, where rain can sometimes be a loud disturbance.
The Holikme Twin Door Draft Stopper Noise Blocker (Amazon link) is an affordable option that comes in many colors. This option is 34 in (86.36cm), can be adjusted to fit any door, and blocks any noise from coming in or going out.
Use a Soundproof Window Cover
If you have windows in your garage, this will be a priority for you to ensure no sound escapes through the windows.
You have a few options that include:
- Using acoustic panels as mentioned above
- Investing in noise reducing curtains like the BEAUTIROX Thermal Blackout Grommet Curtain (Amazon link)
- Putting up a noise-reducing or sound-absorbing blanket over the windows
Add a Rug and Rug Pad
Since your garage floor is most likely made out of cement, it would be best to place a rug to help absorb some of the sounds in the room and reduce noise that may be made while walking on it.
Underneath the rug of your choosing, you can use a soundproof rug pad that is denser and made with felt and rubber such as the Rug Pad USA Thick Felt and Rubber Rug Padding (Amazon link) for a size of 2 ft X 10 ft (0.6m X 3m). Different thicknesses and sizes are also available at different prices.
Install a Garage Door Bottom Rubber Seal
The Universal Garage Door Threshold Seal Strip (Amazon link) is an easy to install rubber strip that lines your garage floor where your garage door closes.
While it was made to waterproof your garage, it will also help soundproof your garage just as the door sweep does. This option is 20ft (10.3m) long.
Invest in a Soundproof Garage Door
If you are willing to spend a little extra cash soundproofing your garage, you can opt for changing your garage door completely.
Soundproof garage doors are thicker, made with a sheet of plywood, steel, vinyl or aluminum on the outside, insulated with foam, and additional facing on the inside.
For a new 16ft X 7ft (5m X 2m) garage door, with the premium feature of being soundproof, expect to pay anywhere from $2000 to $3500 with the installation.
Breakdown of Cost to Soundproof a Garage
If you want to know how much it will cost you and which options are best for soundproofing, you can take a look at each of these options to compare which soundproof techniques you should use and can afford.
Note: These costs are all in USD and approximated based on the items mentioned previously.
|Soundproof Product||Total Area Covered||Effectiveness||Time to Install||Cost|
|Acoustic Panels||3 Walls & Ceiling||High||2 hours||$100 to $300|
|Door Sweep||1 Door||Moderate||1 minute||$15|
|Soundproof Window Cover||1 Window||High||30 minutes||$40|
|Rug Pad||Floor||Moderate||5 minutes||$35 to $50|
|Garage Door Bottom Seal||Under Garage Door||Moderate||20 minutes||$40|
|Soundproof Garage Door||Garage Door||High||1 day||$2000 to $3500|
In total, this will cost anywhere from $2230 to $3950 based on how much you are willing to spend on each item and how many of each you will need.
Without the new garage door, this can be a rather cheap project, only totaling $230 to $450. You should also keep in mind, the larger the walls in your garage, the more money you will need to spend on soundproofing.
You can soundproof your garage for under $500 by investing in just five different products to reduce the sound that comes in and out of the garage. This includes installing acoustic panels, a door sweep, a soundproof window cover, a rug pad, and a garage door bottom seal.
If you are willing to spend a little more, the most effective option to soundproofing your garage would be to invest in and install a new soundproof garage door.