Flipper gaskets are an integral part of most uPVC window and door glazing systems. These sections are manufactured with a base that securely slots into the frame and a flexible flipper that compresses when the window or door is closed to create a reliable seal. This compression allows for a degree of tolerance for any misalignment between the window sash and frame, ensuring a constant seal even with minor imperfections from the initial installation.
Replacing these sections when they begin to perish is essential for reducing drafts and maintaining a good standard of thermal efficiency in your home. To identify the best replacement product, you will need to carefully measure the shape of your existing section. This will allow you to identify and purchase a new seal that you know will fit in the frame and adequately compress when the window or door is closed.
flipper gasket is a relatively simple process that does not require technical
knowledge or support. The base, usually an arrow foot or inverted T, can be
pushed into the groove in the frame.