Wednesday 22 November 2023

ZEROplus Explain the Importance of Fitting Silicone Door Seals

Leading door hardware supplier ZEROplus highlights the many benefits of fitting silicone seals to your doorsets. 

From drafts, water ingress, heat loss, smells, noise, fire and smoke, a correctly fitting silicone seal forms a tight seal between the frame and the door, offering excellent all-round protection to your building. 

And with their entire range of silicone seals being successfully bi-directionally fire and smoke tested to BS EN 1634-1 and BS EN 1634-3, respectively, you can confidently fit their seals to steel and timber fire-rated doorsets.
As we move into the colder months, many homes and businesses will consider how to keep their buildings warmer and more energy efficient.
Mark Lockley, Managing Director of ZEROplus, explains:
‘It’s estimated that the average home loses 15% of its heat through its doors, so it makes sense that your doors should be one of the first things you consider when tackling heat loss. With the current cost of energy, commercial and residential buildings will benefit from having seals fitted to external doorsets. 
‘Not only will silicone seals help keep your space warmer, but fitting good-quality silicone seals around the inside edge of your door frames will also help reduce your energy bills’.

Whether for your windows or doors, silicone rubber seals are incredibly versatile. Suitable for most glazing and door designs, silicone seals are also very UV light and sunlight-aging resistant, making them exceptionally durable. They also offer excellent resistance to acid, oil, gasoline, animal/vegetable oils, water absorption, oxidation, ozone, heat ageing and flame.
Mark continues: ‘Along with being durable and long-lasting, silicone seals perform well in all kinds of weather conditions. The mechanical properties of silicone door seals mean they perform well in all weathers and from high to low temperatures. With superb insulation properties, silicone seals are also water and moisture-repellent, helping to keep your building warm and dry.’
The entire range of self-adhesive silicone seals from ZEROplus has also been successfully assessed and fire-rated for use on insulated or uninsulated fire-rated timber and steel doors. 

Depending on the construction of your door, the fin and teardrop seals provide fire protection for up to 240 minutes, achieving BS EN 1634-1 and offering fire protection regardless of the direction of the exposure. 

So whether your doors open towards or away from the risk of fire, their seals provide the fire and smoke protection you need. Their entire range of silicone seals also prevents the passage of cold smoke and has achieved BN EN 1634-3.

To learn more about fire and smoke door seals from ZEROplus and their extensive range of door hardware, visit or call 01785 282 910.

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