Getting the little details right when applying seam tape to house wrap will keep air and moisture out of a wall system. Even small taping problems can quickly diminish the house wrap’s effectiveness and its ability to create an energy-efficient and durable home or building.
The correct and detailed application of high-quality seam tape on house wrap, according to manufacturer’s recommendations, is vital to a continuous air barrier and tight building envelope. It is critical to pay attention to details when applying seam tape to house wrap.
It is also essential to inspect and verify that all the tape is void of adhesion problems, wrinkles or bumps. Overlooking the small details when applying seam tape to house wrap can significantly lessen a house wrap’s performance and can allow air and moisture intrusion through the building’s envelope.
Paying attention to these small details when applying seam tape to house wrap can prevent the migration of water behind the tape. Preventing moisture intrusion is vital because once it gets behind the tape; it will follow the horizontal seam to the closest vertical seam, and eventually make its way into the structure. Unfortunately, leaks at the seams may go undiscovered for years, which will damage the integrity of the structure and is unhealthy to the occupants of the building.
Application of Barricade® Seam Tape to seal Barricade® house wrap is the best practice for achieving the maximum benefits of a weather-resistant barrier. Barricade Seam Tape features a specially engineered adhesive that offers excellent adhesion to Barricade house wraps. Moreover, the proper and detailed application of Barricade seam tape creates a continuous building envelope system. A continuous building envelope is essential to the long-term durability and energy efficiency of a high-performing building or home.
Barricade Seam Tape is strong, easy to use, highly waterproof, and cold resistant. It is composed of a polypropylene film coated with a cold-weather acrylic adhesive system that ensures adhesion between the seam tape and Barricade house wraps.
Detailed and correct application of Barricade Seam Tape helps seal the building envelope, which will stop air and moisture infiltration and improve the energy efficiency of a home or building.
Getting the little details right when applying seam tape to house wrap is vital to creating a continuous air barrier for an energy efficient and durable home or building. Moreover, utilizing a high-quality tape, like Barricade® Seam Tape, with excellent adhesion and cold resistance, will further ensure the effectiveness of the house wrap.