WHY WALTHER STRONG DECK TAPE®
Deck Tape® is a non-butyl tape.
Non-Butyl tapes are particularly suitable for this application as they are completely UV stable and keep their integrity for longer. This means that they have many advantages over both butyl and asphalt tapes.
In addition to this, it is stable from -40C to +93Cwith no cracking, peeling or strength loss.
WHERE IS DECK TAPE® APPLIED?
Simply applying a strip of Deck Tape® along the top of the joists as a ‘cap’ (rather than a wrap) protects the timber as it creates a strong seal from any moisture. 50mm Deck Tape® works particularly well on standardised 2 inch timber as it acts as a ‘cap’ (slightly overlapping the edge of the timber) rather than a wrap. This prevents any moisture sitting on these flat surfaces and slowly rotting away the timber.
Deck Tape® can be applied to joists in advance to the deck boards being fitted – It doesn’t deteriorate or affect the benefits and qualities that the tape brings to the deck.
Joist Hanger Protection
Traditionally the coating on the metal would have slowly corroded away the metal and brought weakness in. However, by simply applying a layer of Deck Tape® this prevents the breaking down of the treatments so the subframe of your deck maintains its integrity.
Use Deck Tape® on timber posts to create a waterproof and moisture-tight seal. Particularly useful for fence posts and any other timber that has contact with the ground.
Generally this is a particularly weak spot for the moisture to start rotting the timber since there will not be any treatment on this part as it has been cut to size. Using one layer of Deck Tape® will completely seal it off from all moisture and water-rotting or weathering.
Apply a layer of Deck Tape® between the galvanised fixings and treated timber to prevent the fixing from corroding.