See the answers to our most commonly asked questions below
How long will the Floodshield Barrier last if used regularly?
The Floodshield Door Barrier will last indefinitely as a result of the materials used in its design - it is made of tough Polypropylene rather than cheap wood like some barriers. And all attachments are fixed the barrier so you don't have to worry about loosing them when you need them most.
How strong is the Flood Protection Door Barrier and what is it made of?
The Floodshield Door Barrier is made of tough polypropylene plastic. It is lightweight (5kg) and highly resistant to impact. The design of the Floodshield Barrier enables it to withstand the pressure from flood water. The door barrier clips are produced from stainless steel (will not rust) and the barrier's seal is a soft but durable sponge rubber.
Your barrier needs to overlap onto the door frame by 35mm each side for the barrier to clip onto the door frame, what do you suggest I can do with a door frame narrower than this?
Affixing a wooden batten each side of the door frame will increase the width of the outside surface to a above the required 1 ½ inches (35mm). This will allow the barrier to seal and clip to the frame correctly. Once the wooden batten is painted it becomes part of your door frame. Go to our wooden door frames help section for a diagram example.
My UPVC door frame has plastic trim down the edges, where the door frame meets the brickwork. Will I need to avoid the plastic when I choose the barrier size?
UPVC door frames are approx. 75mm wide, which allows the barrier to overlap at least 35mm each side of the door frame. This width means that there should be ample space to fit the barrier whilst avoiding the plastic trim. Go to our UPVC door frames help section for a diagram example of this.
Can I stack multiple Floodshield on top of each other to get a higher barrier?
Unfortunately not. The barriers are not built to seal water tight this way - once water levels reach this height there are likely to be many more entrance points for the water, for example windows, ventilation.
Is there a Floodshield model that can protect garage doors or patio doors?
Not yet! We are working on a solution for these, but currently recommend FloodSax as an excellent solution to these wider apertures: https://floodshield.com/floodsax
Where will you ship Floodshield to?
Anywhere in the world! Our price includes free shipping to wherever you are, and we have customers on almost every continent.
Do flood barriers really work?
Yes they do. Floodshield has been extensively tested in flood test facilities, and of course by customers in real life flood situations.
Do you really not need any tools or permanent attachments to my home?
You really don't! You don't need to have any ugly attachments to your building, or find the tool box when there is a flood warning. Simply take the Floodshield out from storage and clip it into place.
What size door will a Floodshield protect?
Floodshield will protect most residential single doors: from 760mm wide to 960mm wide.
How easy is it to fit a Floodshield?
Very easy. Floodshield was designed knowing that sometimes you have to t it in an emergency. Simply wind the clips to the length you want, and press into place.
How tall is the Floodshield?
Floodshield is 60cm high, or roughly 2 feet. It weighs only 5kg.
How long have Floodshield's been protecting people?
Floodshield was invented nearly 20 years ago, and has been protecting customers ever since - giving them peace of mind.