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A Comprehensive Guide to Installing and Maintaining PVC Strip Curtains for Your Business

PVC strip curtains are used in a number of environments, from industrial to commercial. Their versatility, cost-effectiveness, and ease of use make them a popular choice for businesses of all sizes. Installing and maintaining PVC strip curtains is a straightforward process, made all the easier with our handy guide.

What Are PVC Strip Curtains and How Do They Work?

PVC strip curtains are an effective and cost-efficient solution for controlling the temperature and airflow in industrial, commercial, and residential spaces. They are made up of several PVC strips that connect to form a curtain.

The strips act as a barrier between two different environments but allow air and light to still pass through. They are ideal for applications such as warehouse entrances, cold storage rooms, loading bays, and more. They are easy to install and require very little maintenance, making them a great choice for businesses looking for an efficient way to control their environment.

Installing Your PVC Strip Curtains – A Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Choosing the Right PVC Strip for Your Environment

Choosing the right PVC strip for your application is important to ensure that the strip curtains are effective and long-lasting in their environment. There are several factors to consider from traffic flow to the temperature of the environment.

There’s a strip curtain for every kind of environment. We’ve put together a handy guide to help you choose the ideal PVC strip curtain for your application.

Step 2: Fitting the Hanging Rail

If you don’t already have a hanging rail installed, measure your doorway to determine just how many rails you’ll need. Make sure that the rail is also affixed to a solid point so that the weight of the plastic door strips will be supported. It’s best to affix directly to the wall, rather than directly over a doorframe which could pull away over time with the extra weight.

Our hanging rails are available in 984mm length and come in a pack of two. They come pre-drilled for easy installation.

Step 3: Hanging the PVC Strips

Our PVC strips come with a fitted plate, making installation quick and simple. Simply unroll the strips and hang them one at a time, leaving a gap. The gap will vary, depending on the amount of overlap desired.

The overlap helps maintain a seal between two areas, reducing the amount of air exchange. The amount of overlap needed will depend on the type of PVC strip and the desired outcome. A good rule of thumb is to have a minimum overlap of 30% to maintain an effective seal.

If you aren’t sure how many strips you’ll need, we have a strip curtain calculator available. Simply enter your measurements to receive an estimate of how many strips, along with a quote.

Step 4: Trimming Your Strip Curtains

If the PVC strips are too long, they can be easily trimmed. Measure to the desired length and trim off any excess material. Consider the curve of the strips when trimming, as they will straighten over time.

The ideal length is when the strips are just skimming the floor. At this length, they are long enough to retain heat and help prevent dust and debris from transferring from one area to the next. This length also means they are short enough so vehicles, such as forklifts, can pass through without their tyres running over or catching onto long pieces trailing on the ground.

Step 5: Allowing Time for Straightening

After the PVC strips are unrolled, they may remain curled at the ends. Give them some time to straighten out on their own. Over time, the strips will become straight and hang perfectly.

Maintaining Your PVC Strip Curtain for Maximum Efficiency & Durability

PVC strip curtains require minimal maintenance, making them an excellent choice for businesses looking for a cost-effective solution for controlling their environment.

Cleaning Your PVC Strips

Cleaning PVC strip curtains is a straightforward process. Simply wipe them down with warm water using a cloth or sponge. Do this occasionally or when dirt is visible.

When to Replace Curtain Strips

Over time, PVC strip curtains can become worn or torn, especially in areas with high traffic. It’s essential to replace worn or frayed strips quickly to prevent accidents.

Replacing a PVC strip is quick and easy, whether you order a new strip of the same measurement or have a strip spare.

Our PVC strips come with a fitted plate, so all you need to do is take off the old strip and replace it with the new one. If needed, you can also trim the strip down to the same length as the already existing ones. There is no need to replace the entire curtain.

The Benefits of PVC Strip Curtains

Once installed, PVC strip curtains can provide several benefits to your business, from pest control to noise reduction. Find out what benefits PVC strip curtains can bring to your business.

How Strip Curtains Save Money

PVC strip curtains are often used in settings where maintaining temperature and airflow is crucial. They help regulate temperature by preventing the exchange of hot or cold air between two areas. This can help reduce energy consumption and ultimately save on energy bills. Find out more about how PVC strip curtains can save your business money.

If you’re looking to invest in some PVC strip curtains for your business, we have a wide range suited for a number of applications.

If you’ve already decided what type of PVC strip would best suit your environment, feel free to email us at or call us at 0116 240 1500 for a free quote.