Protect your new or existing timber deck frame from water rot, moisture rot and frame weathering with Deck Tape.
Exposure to the elements outdoors can result in significant deck frame weathering. The most common area for this to occur is where the joists are exposed between the boards. Deck Tape is designed to be applied along the top of the joists before the boards are installed to eliminate this issue. It's manufactured from a strong polymer acrylic adhesive to provide a completely water-proof, weather resistant solution from -40c to +93c with no cracking, peeling or strength loss.
With a permanent adhesive bond for 50 years and a 25 year guarantee, this massively adds to the life of your deck frame. Tested with all timber treatments.
Suitable to be used with both traditional timber decking and also the more advanced composite decking. Deck Tape will protect any timber decking sub structure. When using a composite deck board, more of the moisture will absorb into the substructure as it will just drain off the deck boards. Higher amounts of moisture will mean that the frame will actually rot faster when not sealed properly.
WHERE SHOULD DECK TAPE BE APPLIED?
By simply applying a strip of Deck Tape along the top of the joists as a ‘cap’ (rather than a wrap), this will protect 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’ (and slightly overlaps 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 & 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, just by simply applying a layer of Deck Tape this prevents the breaking down of the treatments and the subframe of your deck maintains its integrity.
Use Deck Tape on timber posts to create a water and moisture-tight seal. Particularly useful for fence posts and all other timber that has contact with the ground.
Generally this is a particularly weak spot for the moisture to start rotting the timber as there will not be any treatment on this part of the timber as it has been cut to size. By using one layer of Deck Tape it will completely seal this off from all moisture and water-rotting or weathering.
Apply a layer of Deck Tape between the galvanised fixings and treated timber prevents the fixing from corroding.