How to Install a Zipper Access Door

How to Install a Zipper Access Door

boat with zipper door

When access to the inside of an enclosure (like your shrink-wrapped boat) or through a plastic wall is necessary, our zipper access doors are a perfect solution. They work well for both construction and temporary access needs. Not only do they provide access to tight spaces, they also allow for ventilation and are reusable.

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We’re breaking down the step-by-step process of how to install a zipper access door today. Before you start, you’ll want to gather your supplies.

Zipper Access Door Supplies

You’ll need a zipper access door, heat shrink tape, and a knife. For ease, we’ve bundled our zipper access doors with our heat shrink tape into our Zipper Access Door Kit.

Zipper Access Door Kit

Keep in mind that the opening you’ll create with the zipper access door is about a foot less space (in each direction) of the door size you select. Smaller hatches which provide ventilation and access through the wrap work in tight spaces, but in general, the bigger the door, the easier it is to get in and out of your wrap. If our stock-sized doors aren’t what you’re looking for, take a look at our Custom Sized Zipper Doors and let us know if we can get you a quote on the size that will best suit your project.

Now, let’s get into the how to install a Zipper Access Door:

  1. Tape the access door to your shrink-wrapped structure. Installing a Zipper Door 1
  2. Now, zip open the door and roll the door section up, taping it to secure it and move it out of the way. 
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  3. Now, using your shrink wrap knife, cut an opening in the shrink wrap, underneath the zipper door. Installing a Zipper Door 7

Once your opening is cut, you’re all set! We also have a video breaking down the step by step, to make this process even easier:

At Mr. Shrinkwrap, we supply premium quality 100% virgin resin shrink wrap in varying lengths, widths, and mil thicknesses. We also supply a full line of installation accessories and everything you need to complete your shrink wrap job, start to finish.

In addition to supplying top quality shrink wrapping supplies and equipment worldwide, our Mr. Shrinkwrap team specializes in providing on-site shrink wrap services in a variety of commercial, industrial, residential and agricultural applications. Find out more here. If you’re interested in having us provide on-site shrink wrap services for wrapping your outdoor furniture, please check out this page for more information.

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