Reducing the Number of Call Backs with Quality Bi-fold Door Gaskets

Every installer knows that bad quality equipment can impact their reputation and increase the number of call backs they receive. That’s why many of them are now on the lookout for top quality products that don’t fail and leave them in hot water.

One of the key products taking the market by storm are our fit and forget bi-fold door gaskets, which was designed by our in-house team after listening to the frustrations faced by installers up and down the country.

Launched at the end of 2016, it can be retrofitted and bypass many of the problems associated with usual types of gasket, such as misalignment and ‘kicking out.’ It is also suitable for use with many leading aluminium systems, including ALUK, and provides a secure fix, improves compression and offers better weather sealing.

Thanks to their countless advantages, it’s easy to see why installers are now opting for our bi-fold door gaskets over less reliable options. Paul James, our Sales Director, said: ‘We saw an immediate jump in enquiries for aluminium bi-fold threshold gaskets following June’s heatwave. It’s clearly a time when people want to open-up their doors and make the most of outdoor and indoor spaces.

‘Equally, it’s the time when gaskets can fail, either because they have been caught in opening and closing and are damaged, haven’t been fitted properly or have stuck because of a build of friction on the seal.

‘That means call backs and costs. It’s a source of frustration for so many installers, which is why we developed our solution.

‘Friction on bi-fold gasket seals is a known problem. Even where doors are fitted correctly, a lack of proper maintenance by the homeowner can lead to the build- up, which can lift the gasket out of the threshold or alignment on opening.

‘Silicone lubricant sprays will reduce static build-up. The problem is that in some systems it doesn’t take much to lift the threshold gasket out of position and then it can easily catch as the door rollers pass alongside, the sash passes over or on shoot-bolts.

‘As well as providing improved sealing and compression, the major advantage of our gasket, is the semi-rigid box foot. This provides additional resistance so that even if you get a build-up of static, it doesn’t kick out of place.

‘Customers can also save an average of 30 to 40 per cent, on gaskets by buying product in from ExtrudaSeal, as a third party, compared to buying it from their systems company.

‘Call backs cost installers money. Not just the replacement part but time on site and travel time. This can equate to thousands a year. If you’re a fabricator, it also doesn’t do you any favours with your customers.

‘You shouldn’t be getting call backs on gaskets unless doors haven’t been fitted properly or they have been abused, yet we have spoken to installers who have gone back repeatedly to the same job. The development of our semi-rigid box foot ends this cycle on a wide range of aluminium systems.

Now extruding more than 10,000 km of gaskets in the last year, alongside weather seals, Glazepta tapes and U-channels, pressure plates, box sections and bi-folding door seals for leading systems, plus an extensive ‘back catalogue’ of extrusions, ExtrudaSeal serves fabricators and installers nationwide.

If you want to reduce the number of call backs you receive and to save time and money, call us today on: 0121 356 8733.