Silence Slamming Doors

Slamming doors is a personal pet peeve of mine. The only thing worse is a door that slams that also has a poorly aligned latch that rattles around. The good news is you don’t have to be a master carpenter or construction engineer to silence slamming doors and the disharmony they bring. Just head to your local home store and pick up a package of felt pads (used to protect delicate surfaces from not-so-delicate objects). While the pads shown here are by the strike plate, I prefer to apply mine to the upper and lower corner of the door jamb where they are less visible. The pads won’t completely silence the wrath of an angry teenager, but you’ll find your doors closing in a much more civilized fashion.

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  1. Actually, close your door very slowly and you can usually feel where the first contact is. Put your pad there.
    I prefer to use the thinner foam pads they frequently use with electronic devices and prefab furniture rather than felt, but both work well. Even the rubber stoppers with adhesive backs are better than wood on wood or metal on metal.

  2. Sergei Cabanoff says

    Ah the felt paddings is good. I think it make the noise not so loud, eh? These wonderful when the wife get out the door after we not have good mood time. Try this soon and let you know. A question first and what I wander is the rotten thieves in neighbor area are getting in easier? Is this issue or no? I have surprise for them yes but still want best security. Good day now.

  3. None if these tricks is as good as putting sorbothane strips on the inside frame of the door.
    I have been experimenting with slamming doors for the last month.
    There are some 30 doors that were slamming on my floor and the upper floor in the apartment building.
    Sorbothane strips are available at and complete information is available on 3M 80 adhesive spray is available at
    That’s the solution in a nutshell.
    I would be glad to answe other questions.

  4. what else did you try? what was your technique?

  5. Can you please send me a link of which sorbothane strips to buy to quiet doors as they shut. Please ?!?!


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