SOLVING PROBLEMS – Deck Frame Weathering
Exposure to the elements outdoors can result in siginificant deck frame weathering. The most common area for this damage to occur is where the deckboards come in contact with the deck substructure. Protect your deck substructure with Walther Strong DeckTape.
WHAT IS DECKTAPE?
DeckTape™ is a non-butyl self-sealing tape. Manufactured from a massively strong polymer acrylic adhesive, which gives a completely water-proof and weather seal.
With a permanent adhesive bond for 50 years and a 25 year guarentee, 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. DeckTape 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.
WHY Walther Strong DeckTape™?
DeckTape 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 ashphalt tapes.
In addition to this, it is stable from -40C to +93C with no cracking, peeling or strength loss.
WHERE is decktape applied?
By simply applying a strip of DeckTape™ along the top of the joists as a ‘cap’ (rather than a wrap) protects the timber as it creats a strong seal from any moisture. 50mm DeckTape 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.
DeckTape™ 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 DeckTape™ this prevents the breaking down of the treatments and the subframe of your deck maintains its integrity.
Use DeckTape 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 DeckTape it will completely seal this off from all moisture and water-rotting or weathering.
Apply a layer of DeckTape between the galvanised fixings and treated timber prevents the fixing from corroding.
Benefits of using decktape
- air & smoke tight
- easy release
- UV stable