Protecto Super Stick Building Tape — A Year-Round Air and Water Sealing Solution for Builders
This tape uses a high-tack, pressure-sensitive adhesive combined with a high-performance facer film.
Sponsored by Protecto Wrap
One of the most challenging aspects of the home building business is that regardless of the time of year or the weather conditions, the standards for building a quality home remain the same. This is especially the case for ensuring a home is properly sealed from air and water intrusion, since some materials are known to shrink, expand, and swell at different temperature and humidity levels. It is important for builders and their installers to work together to select the best products to properly air and water seal their homes in all conditions.
At Protecto Wrap, we recognize that small oversights during the construction process can lead to big problems for home owners and builders down the road. Our mission is to provide builders with solutions to the tedious job of air and water sealing a home. We make it easier for builders to address the details of construction, which are often the difference between a good home and a great home.
Protecto Super Stick Building Tape is one of the most versatile products in our portfolio. It was specifically designed as a high-performance window and door flashing tape, but it has also become a core part of numerous other sealant solutions we offer. Protecto Super Stick Building tape can be installed at temperatures as low as -20°F (-28.88°C) and adheres to all commonly used substrates without the use of a primer or mechanical fasteners, making it a year-round product in most markets.
One aspect that differentiates Protecto Super Stick Building Tape from other materials is the high-tack, pressure-sensitive adhesive combined with a high-performance facer film. Super Stick tape is nontoxic and nonallergenic and contains no VOCs, HFCCs, or CFCs. In addition, there is no off-gassing of any sort associated with the manufacture or installation.
Once installed, Protecto Super Stick Building Tape maintains its elasticity and splice integrity when subjected to severe ultraviolet rays, thermal shock, and extreme high and low temperatures. The poly film release liner (on 6-inch and wider rolls) allows the tape to adhere to the substrate while leaving a portion of the release liner in place for integration of weather-resistive barrier at a later time. Super Stick tape comes in widths of 3-, 4-, 6-, 9-, and 12-inch widths, making it easy for builders to find a solution that meets their specific needs.
The process of air sealing and water sealing a home is tedious and unforgiving. Nothing is more frustrating or costly for a builder than to find out the home did not meet air and water sealing standards once the home is built. Protecto Super Stick Building Tape is one way for builders to ensure the job is done right the first time, and ultimately to provide assurance to their buyer that their home is a great home.
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