Ace® Flip Seal Automatic Door Sweep

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$14.99
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  • 2" x 36"
  • Automatically flips up to clear floor when door is open
  • Durable vinyl strip
  • Seals out moisture & dirt
  • Work on both in swinging and out swinging doors
  • Vinyl and aluminum


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2.2

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36%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (4)
  • Good insulation (3)
  • Opens/shuts smoothly (3)

Cons

  • Jams (5)

Best Uses

  • Energy conservation (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome when it works!

I concur with two reviewers: The instructions for this item are almost non-existent. I did manage to figure out the assembly and installation sequence, and when properly installed, this door-seal ROCKS ......Read complete review

I concur with two reviewers: The instructions for this item are almost non-existent. I did manage to figure out the assembly and installation sequence, and when properly installed, this door-seal ROCKS ... and offers the only real solution to the problem of weathersealing for in-swinging exterior doors. I have not found it particularly beneficial for out-swinging door applications, and would not probably use it there unless a customer demanded it.

QUALITY: I don't believe the manufacturer (Macklenberg-Duncan, for Ace Hardware) has good quality control. About 50 percent of these that I get are defective or break almost as soon as they're installed. The other half, though, are awesome -- and Ace is wonderful to stand behind even its products.

If you have an in-swinging door and can't find a weathersealing solution, try this one!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Tricky to install

The only directions are on the package itself, and the only pictures are of a door and a side-view of the installed door sweep. I haven't figured out exactly how to get it to...Read complete review

The only directions are on the package itself, and the only pictures are of a door and a side-view of the installed door sweep. I haven't figured out exactly how to get it to "automatically" flip up when the door is opened. Aside from the door sweep, it comes with five short screws, one longer screw, and one little nylon cylinder. I could use more directions than "Position nylon stop roller on face of latch side door stop...attach with screws provided."

Reviewed by 14 customers

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1.0

Totally non-functional

By Bill the kayakman

from Natick, MA

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Flip Seal Automatic Door Sweep:

        The spring is totally inadequate. The seal will not flip up as intended. There was nothing about the installation that was the problem - the seal wouldn't "flip" even when held in my hand. The spring is totally inadequate and the construction is cheap. Spend a few more dollars and get one that does the job properly. I did and couldn't be more pleased. It will save you more money than the extra few dollars you spend.

         
        5.0

        OPENS OFF FLOOR, CLOSES TIGHT TO FLOOR

        By RALPH

        from NY

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Opens/Shuts Smoothly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Energy Conservation

          Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Flip Seal Automatic Door Sweep:

          HARD TO FIND. ACE IS THE PLACE

           
          1.0

          Device didn't flip

          By Handy Man

          from Massachusetts

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

          • Jams

          Best Uses

            Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Flip Seal Automatic Door Sweep:

            The seal was easy to install but did not do the flip thing to seal the threshold when it closed. It was not worth the time or $. It ended up in the trash.

             
            1.0

            Save your money

            By Bob

            from Monroeville, PA

            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Inadequate
              • Jams

              Best Uses

                Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Flip Seal Automatic Door Sweep:

                I just finished installing this sweep and it turned out to be a waste of money (and time). In order for this to be useful, it needs a much stronger spring to fully flip it up when the door is opened. This one will flip up a bit as the door opens, but when you go to close it the bottom weatherstripping drags on the concrete floor and actually pulls it back down. The weatherstripping on the bottom then pulls backwards under the door. You might think I have it mounted too low, but when the door is fully closed the weatherstripping just contacts the floor. If it doesn't at least touch the floor, then why use it, right? I removed it and made several adjustments and nothing helped, so I'm off looking for a real solution.

                 
                1.0

                DOES NOT WORK AT ALL

                By Bruce

                from MA

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Does not flip up
                  • Jams

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Flip Seal Automatic Door Sweep:

                    I took the frist one back before I installed it because it did not flip up
                    got the second one about the same but I tryed it any way
                    this did not work I called Ace they said it was the only type that they had and could not help
                    I will take this one back to

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    I definitely recommend this product

                    By Rixter

                    from West Covina, CA

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Opens/Shuts Smoothly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Energy Conservation

                      Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Flip Seal Automatic Door Sweep:

                      I found installation to be intuitive, encountering no problems installing on three doors. In fact, I removed the door sweep from a door being replaced and installed on a neighbor's front door 5 years ago and we remain good friends. Anyone with a modicum of common sense could easily install one of these door sweeps. I fail to understand how anyone would have difficulty. And after nearly ten years of constant use, I have yet to experience a failure of any sort.

                       
                      1.0

                      Doesn't block wind due to manufacturing

                      By Weatherizer Man

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Doesn't work

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Flip Seal Automatic Door Sweep:

                          The bent-wire "hinge" others referred to prevents the top of the sweep, the part that attaches to the door, from sealing to the door properly. Even if the bottom prevents air from going in that way it will now go over the top (where the hinge prevents a flush fit) and into the home that way.

                          Unlike others I thought the instructions were actually fine, but providing instructions how to install something that doesn't actually work, even when installed properly, are useless.

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          This product is utter junk!!!

                          By dickh

                          from Medway MA

                          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Jams

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Flip Seal Automatic Door Sweep:

                              No instructions. Hinge, which is not a real hinge, binds rather than operating smoothly. Spring is a kinked piece of spring wire that pops out easily and won't reinstall properly, rather than a coil spring that might have cost a few pennies more to manufacture. Totally flimsy piece of junk. Avoid this product!!!

                               
                              1.0

                              No flip

                              By Nick

                              from Charlton, Ma

                              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design

                              Cons

                              • Will not flip

                              Best Uses

                              • Decoration

                              Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Flip Seal Automatic Door Sweep:

                              This sweep or at least the one I got will not flip all of the way up and drags on the floor which in turn will push it up alittle. Needs better spring or springs.

                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Awesome when it works!

                              By HomeRepairJohn

                              from Manning, SC

                              About Me Professional

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Good Insulation

                              Cons

                              • Unclear instructions

                              Best Uses

                              • Energy Conservation
                              • Insect barrier

                              Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Flip Seal Automatic Door Sweep:

                              I concur with two reviewers: The instructions for this item are almost non-existent. I did manage to figure out the assembly and installation sequence, and when properly installed, this door-seal ROCKS ... and offers the only real solution to the problem of weathersealing for in-swinging exterior doors. I have not found it particularly beneficial for out-swinging door applications, and would not probably use it there unless a customer demanded it.

                              QUALITY: I don't believe the manufacturer (Macklenberg-Duncan, for Ace Hardware) has good quality control. About 50 percent of these that I get are defective or break almost as soon as they're installed. The other half, though, are awesome -- and Ace is wonderful to stand behind even its products.

                              If you have an in-swinging door and can't find a weathersealing solution, try this one!

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Not Usable!!!

                              By David

                              from Suisun, CA

                              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Jams

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Flip Seal Automatic Door Sweep:

                                  Instructions insufficient to install the "automatic flip-seal", and it jams on the door without it; waste of money!!!

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Works great.

                                  By Maint. head

                                  from Galveston, TX

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Insulation
                                  • Opens/Shuts Smoothly

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Energy Conservation

                                    Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Flip Seal Automatic Door Sweep:

                                    I use these on north facing condo entry doors with very little overhang protection. Wind driven rains have always been a problem. This device has been a real answer to my troubles. It may take some visualization to figure it out, but to most it will be self-explanatory. The directions could be better, as could the vinyl and spring. I get about 2 years out of these (under severe conditions) and the replacements line right up with my original holes. The cost of replacement is nothing compared to the interior damage I used to repair.

                                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Solves a problem other sweeps don't

                                    By Buckwheat

                                    from Greeley, Colorado

                                    About Me Do-It-Yourself

                                    Pros

                                    • Good Insulation

                                    Cons

                                    • Vinyl eventually shrinks

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Energy Conservation

                                    Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Flip Seal Automatic Door Sweep:

                                    Apparently another reviewer had trouble installing this. I use this more than any other sweep design, because (1) it seals better, and (2) as the door is opened, the sweep swings up to provide clearance for rugs, threshold, whatever is in the way.
                                    I would give it a five if the vinyl didn't shrink in length over the years, decreasing the effectiveness of the seal.

                                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    2.0

                                    Tricky to install

                                    By Al

                                    from Gridley, CA

                                    Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Flip Seal Automatic Door Sweep:

                                    The only directions are on the package itself, and the only pictures are of a door and a side-view of the installed door sweep. I haven't figured out exactly how to get it to "automatically" flip up when the door is opened. Aside from the door sweep, it comes with five short screws, one longer screw, and one little nylon cylinder. I could use more directions than "Position nylon stop roller on face of latch side door stop...attach with screws provided."

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