New ZipPoles are a lower cost, STEEL option for contractors. The patented ZipPole® spring loaded barrier system consists of telescoping twist lock poles that are available in both twelve and twenty foot lengths. The system locks the screening material (ordinary plastic sheeting, light canvas tarp or drop cloth) firmly against the ceiling, creating a virtually airtight barrier. Once in place, just lift and tuck the screening material under the pole to create a tight barrier from top to bottom.
In just a few minutes, four lightweight poles and a plastic sheeting create the next best thing to a true hermetically sealed work area, so sawdust and plaster dust don't have a chance to infiltrate the rest of the house. To assemble, twist the telescoping poles to height—up to 12 feet using the standard poles then pump the jacks at the top to pull the plastic sheeting taut between floor and ceiling. The standard poles collapse down to 5 ft when not in use. One caveat: Be sure to leave an opening for ventilation.
Zippers are used to create custom sized openings in any plastic. Zippers are double sided for entry and exit from either side. Foam rails create a tight tapeless seal along ceiling and walls.