New style door drape/guard

Mark Saiger

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Hey guys & gals,

The Spring sprung just a crazy amount of blood thirsty mosquitos this year in MN! Our current door drapes are ok, but really still leave a bit to be desired when it comes too sealing out more of them, and the elements. With this really cold winter, we were really happy people even called! We use our door drapes and probably liked the Bane Clean best out of the ones we are using. It just lacked a bit because of using 2.5 inch hose, or 2 hoses in the door, and still was always a bit short. The other ones, the padding always fall to the middle and then just don't work.

Again with the mosquitos are killing us and just not making us look good working in the homes. I had seen the Seal-a-Door and liked it on Facebook. Had been following Ron Hunkins (the owner) and noticed he only lived a short distance of 1.5 hours away. I have been busy, but wanted to meet up and take a look at his product. He must of read my mind, because the next thing I know, he calls and asks if he can bring me the products to look at, try and give feedback. I found Ron to really be a most kind hearted man and want's to help our industry. I don't see him becoming a millionaire off this thing, but if it were to happen, good for him. He was just a most sincere person.

I am excited to give them a shot, but so far, I do like them. I'm not here to shill for him but hopefully it will help our industry improve our existing delivery of quality service to our customers and be able to show them we can clean in all environments. Just wanted to share and see if this might be a help to others as well.
So here is the video and some pics. It is really nice to have it hands on so I can share my findings. I know this has been on the boards in some places, but now that I have one hands on, thought I would post, share and keep everyone in the loop as to what I find with the product.




Ron in the pic with me










Helps keep pets safe inside (now if a big German Shepard wants through, they are going through it!)




Ron Hunkins the owner says he is not very tech savoy, but keeps learning and hopes everything is posting online in correct places...LOL!
Ron has 3 different sizes: (and many colors)
Standard $121.95
Combo which is meant to work in taller doors/commercial tall and standard doors: $137.95
Jumbo $157.95
For shipping, it is considered oversized and shipping can be $30-$35. If he were to break it down and have a person assemble it onsite, it could save about $8-9 on shipping. (I told him, put mine together....I don't want to take the time...LOL)
www.sealcanvas.com
https://www.facebook.com/SealADoor
https://www.facebook.com/sealadoorpricing
https://www.facebook.com/ron.hunkins?fref=photo
Give me a shout guys if you have questions I might be able to answer and I will keep you updated on my impressions of the unit.
 

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Oh yeah, I saw this before. Very nice product. It's on my to do list.

I cleaned one house and I swear the door must have been a 12'er. I could not use door guard at all. I just used a wedge to close the door onto my hoses. Lucky enough the weather was cooperative.
 

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My hesitation with buying these is that they look bulky and I my understanding is they only work on standard sized doors.

He actually has thought them out. If you have a narrower door, just roll up a bit onto the one pole.

If you need really wide and want to be able to use on a smaller door, again just roll up.

Let me know what you would exactly want to see and I will get you pics or video.

I was apprehensive the same as many, and now we have one in our possession, it makes more sense.

Ron just hasn't had the opportunity or marketing connections (or web savoy) to get the word out.
I am more than happy to help all of you and answer the same questions I had.

Mark Saiger
www.saigers.com
 

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I'm mostly concerned about different height doors and overall transport or something as long and bulky that I can't clip to my van ceiling.

He really has that figured out and the Combo which is meant to work in taller doors/commercial tall and standard doors: $137.95, might be the ticket. But I think the standard model might do everything I need. I will let you know.

As far as storage, I am thinking it will fit just fine in a number of different places in my van.

I am going to try and shoot pics and video in the next few weeks as I use it to try and help everyone.

The first time I saw it, it just didn't seem to make sense to me or a real viable all around product. I was a definite skeptic ( and still will be until I can put through a number of different paces)

Now that I have it in my possession, It makes more sense.

I think it is going to take a few of us using it and posting to show that it works and is the real deal.

I really want it to work as we need something better in the industry, but I am not a paid spoke person, nor will I be!

I want no money of freebies so as not influenced and then have someone claim I was a total jerk and liar about a product.

I also know you cannot please everyone (as does the maker of the product) but I hope to try and answer everyone's questions so you can make the best decision if this product will work for you and be worth the money you spend.

Again, if you want to see something specific about the product, I will do my best to help answer the questions since I have one in my possession.

Mark Saiger
www.saigers.com
 
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Glad to see Mark and Ron getting together. I bought a door a door seal from Ron last fall and it worked great. I brought it to my business nerworking group to demo for people, but discovered it was too short for a commercial door. I talked to Ron and he came out with the taller model. It is nice to see a supplier listen and respond to customers needs. Now how about a screen model for warmer temps? The humidity is low where I live so we often open windows to speed drying.
 

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I bet he could actually sew a screen into part of it. Not sure durability, but maybe a couple flaps covering the screen that could also be rolled up like in tents. I am sure he is willing to try anything. Just as any manufacturer, I am sure he wants to be able to stand behind what he makes and make sure we are all getting a quality product.
 

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Looks good. Ya, up here in Manitoba the mosquitoes are horrendous as well. Also we battle servere cold. Here's my custom made door guard that my buddy designed , I call him "Mcgiver"
Not only will we use it will CC , we use it also for furnace and duct cleaning. Notice the bottom has flaps so a ten inch duct hose can come through.
It is spring loaded on the top kinda like a shower curtain rod.
It is also quilted and is fairly think for colder weather.
We like to out an air mover facing it about ten feet back ( this ensures that the mosquitoes can't get in were there is some small openings.
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Ive had this for about 15 years. One day I was sitting having a beer with my buddy. I mentioned about outdoor elements and bugs etc while we are working because of door open and hoses. Buddy says " I'll make you a door guard"
Couple days later he gives me this.
 

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Looks good. Ya, up here in Manitoba the mosquitoes are horrendous as well. Also we battle servere cold. Here's my custom made door guard that my buddy designed , I call him "Mcgiver"
Not only will we use it will CC , we use it also for furnace and duct cleaning. Notice the bottom has flaps so a ten inch duct hose can come through.
It is spring loaded on the top kinda like a shower curtain rod.
It is also quilted and is fairly think for colder weather.
We like to out an air mover facing it about ten feet back ( this ensures that the mosquitoes can't get in were there is some small openings.
View attachment 30691 View attachment 30692 Ive had this for about 15 years. One day I was sitting having a beer with my buddy. I mentioned about outdoor elements and bugs etc while we are working because of door open and hoses. Buddy says " I'll make you a door guard"
Couple days later he gives me this.

I really like the quilted design! What a buddy, a guy needs a few more just like him!
 

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I really like the quilted design! What a buddy, a guy needs a few more just like him!
Yes agreed Dennis.
I was absolutely blown away by the design. I told my buddy he could market these he just shrugged. He's a machinist and actually helped me custom design my duct cleaning equipment 13-14 years ago as well. I was showing him the setup I was planning on buying from Heatseal industries. He said I could build you that same set up for half the price. He wouldn't take a penny for his time and effort . I clean his carpets and vents along with his
parents every year or two. He hates when I don't charge him... I say it's my pleasure!
 
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Guess you have never cleaned in cold weather.....
I lived in new hampshire... I dont think you understand my point here... a window lets say 30 inches wide you open it for a few seconds to link your two cuffs and qd,s together then put the window back down almost on your hoses.... now you have a 3 inch gap which you pack with a rolled up towel.... which is a better seal now? the sealed window gap or the whole friggin door? lol... door guards are a joke...