If you are looking at any home improvement project, no matter how small, there are many details to consider.
The list of items needed, can very quickly get long. It is natural for homeowners to ask whether something so small as joist tape is really necessary when building a new deck or replacing an old deck.
After all, you do not see it after the laying of your decking and it’s not something you would brag to your friends about when they come to party out on your new composite decking.
Deck tape is an absolute must for the long lasting protection of your decking subframe.
Why it’s essential to use deck tape and when to use it
Constructing anything from wood here in the UK, especially outdoors, opens up a significant vulnerability.
If you were to lay rot proof composite decking on a treated timber subframe the timber subframe would be still prone to mould, mildew and of course rot.
The timber joists and beams need to be protected and deck tape is a very diverse, low cost popular solution that can be used to provide a completely waterproof seal on the surface of the timber.
What are the benefits
- Air- and smoke-tight
- Easy release
- Tape can be easily overlapped without added any significant height which could interfere with the deck board heights
- Easy to slide boards along taped joists when installing
- If screws are removed, no residue is left on the screw
- Tape doesn’t stick to itself on the adhesive side – no wastage
Why Teckwood’s deck joist tape
Teckwood’s deck tape essentially provides users with more peace of mind as it is designed to enhance the longevity and performance of timber subframe.
Manufactured here in the United Kingdom the deck tape is designed to protect timber deck substructures by providing a completely waterproof seal on the surface of the timber joist.
Without this, exposure to the elements can result in significant decking subframe weathering and will eventually result in a rotting timber joist.
The most common area for this damage to occur is where the deck boards come in contact with the deck substructure. With a permanent adhesive bond that is forecast to last for 50 years and a 25 year product guarantee, this massively adds to the life of your decking subframe as it seals the joist where it is most vulnerable.
What’s more, the decking joist tape has been tested with all timber treatments, so you can rest easy that the application will be hassle-free and simple.
How easy is it to use?
Using Teckwood’s deck tape is easier than you think.
You can easily add this super protection. Just peel and stick the decking tape, it allows the wood to breathe because it is applied as a cap directly on the top of the joists and beams.
The tape also protects screw holes from moisture by acting as a barrier.
- Completely UV Stable
- Permanent Adhesive Bond For 50 years
- Self-Seals Around Fasteners
- Can Apply to Damp Timber or Below Freezing
- It is stable from -40C to +93C
- Available in 8 different widths
- Save on future maintenance and replacement costs
- Increase the anticipated life of your deck.
- Improve your deck’s structural integrity
Teckwood’s deck tape comes with a 25 year warranty and it will last as long as the Teckwood composite decking that it supports.
As you consider all the benefits of deck tape that prevents rot and extends the life of your substructure, the answer is Teckwood’s long life, high performance decking tape.
Call 0800 799 9082 for further information on the best deck tapes.