How to use adhesive tape for weatherproofing?

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How to use adhesive tape for weatherproofing?

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This article is all about how you can us self adhesive tape to weather-proof a great array of items. It will detail what surfaces you can weather-proof with adhesive tape and also what types of tape work best when it comes to keeping water out of all those unwanted places.

So, to start off, what surfaces are suitable to weather-proof with adhesive tape? Well, the answer is that glass, sheet metal, concrete and plastic are all suitable to use with adhesive tape. The many differing alternative materials that you can make waterproof is testament to the effectiveness of tape’s waterproofing qualities, it also means you can weather-proof indoor and outdoor spaces. These areas include greenhouses, window frames, kitchen sinks and plastic storage units.

In terms of how to weather-proof, it really could not be simpler. All you have to do is line the areas you perceive water may enter such as edges or visible gaps and then allow the tape to form a protective seal that will ensure any precipitation is locked out. The good news good adhesive tape is resistant to materials such as acids, chemicals, alkalis, oils, and abrasion so you are protected from more than just water too.

With this in mind, what tapes on the market are regarded as the most successful when used for weather proofing? The tape widely regarded,as the best is the Venture Tape 921CW Clear Cold Weather Sealing Tape. This tape is 5 mil (125 micron) thick, strong and highly conformable. In appearance is is a transparent single-sided polyethylene film tape coated with a very high shear, UV resistant cold weather acrylic adhesive with excellent holding properties and cold stick. Primarily used for splicing polyethylene film. Also used as a weather seal for applying plastic storm windows, door-jams, window casings in low temperature environments as well as for film can sealing and ink container sealing.

This tape is available in sizes from 25mm right through to 1000 mm and can also be used for film can and ink container sealing.

As you can see, adhesive tape is a very effective method of weather-proofing a great deal of areas from windows to greenhouses, especially if you are using high quality tape such as Venture Tape 921CW.

 

 


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