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The TruFit® tongue-in-cheek gun amnesty was a huge hit at the FIT Show. The amnesty saw window fitters and installers hand over silicone guns in exchange for a reel of TruFit. Visitors were even asking for TruFit, the expanding foam edge tape from Edgetech UK, by name.

“Installation companies were interested in the cost-savings and the time-saving opportunities for their fitting teams. They could also see the selling advantages of installing windows in a way which maintains Window Energy Ratings and TruFit is proven to have up to 23% less heat loss on average than traditional fitting methods,” explains Mel Jones, Territory Sales Manager – Window Products at Edgetech UK.

The recent revision of the BS8213-4:2016 standards see foam fitting tapes added to the code of practice for the survey and installation of windows and doors and has come at a time when interest in the alternative method is high.

Silicone guns exchanged for TruFit

“The changes to the code of practice which came into place at the end of 2015 have given window installation companies the confidence to fully embrace the opportunity to modernise and systemise their window fitting methods by using installation tape,” continues Mel.

Expanding foam edge tape like TruFit has a proven track record of performance in the commercial glazing sector, where it has been used for some time and this change in the domestic market offers extra opportunities for distributors and installers.

“There was a real buzz about TruFit at the FIT Show and it was featured on four customer stands, as well as Edgetech’s own stand in Hall 3. We had visitors joining us on the stand just to talk about TruFit and how it can add value for their businesses.

“The three day amnesty and TruFit demonstrations at the show offered us a brilliant opportunity to show visitors how one day, all windows will be fitted this way.”

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