DeckWise WiseWrap Joist Tape & Ledger Tape

DeckWise WiseWrap Joist Tape & Ledger Tape


You can protect your deck from trapped
moisture that causes wood to rot and decay by creating a simple, cost-effective waterproof barrier. It’s Christin from diyhomecenter.com, and in this video, I’ll be showing you how to use the DeckWise WiseWrap Joist Tape and WiseWrap Ledger Tape to maximize the life of your new deck or deck restoration. DeckWise WiseWrap Joist Tape is a self-sealing, waterproof flashing that prevents moisture from getting trapped between deck boards, causing wood to rot and decay. Joists Tape comes in a 3 inch roll that is 75 feet long and 35 to 40 mil thick. Its “super grip” rubberized asphalt adhesive sticks tight on joists, posts, ledger boards, end cuts and more. To apply DeckWise joist tape, cut tape to length of the joist you’re covering. Leave a 1 inch overlap of tape for joist ends. Remove the paper backing, center tape over the joist and press in place. Cut slits in WiseWrap Joists Tape at corners and wrap downward. Cut and apply joist tape on adjacent runs. Firmly fold the tape over joist sides and ends. Continue this process on all joists. Once finished, smooth the tape surfaces and you are ready to install boards and fasteners. DeckWise WiseWrap Ledger Tape is a similar waterproof flashing to joist tape, but is larger in size for easier use on ledger boards, mailbox posts, deck posts and fence posts. A ledger tape roll measures 12 inches wide by 25 feet long and is 35 to 40 mil thick. To apply a DeckWise Ledger Tape, measure and mark the face of the ledger board at 7.5 inches. Remove backing and align ledger tape along the 7.5 inch mark. Adhere WiseWrap Ledger Tape from the bottom up and fold over the ledger board edge. Crease edges and corners tightly, moving upward onto the house. Finally, use a hand roller to smooth out the ledger tape surface. Visit diyhomecenter.com to shop or learn more about our many home improvement products. And if you have a question about something we talked about or need help with any other home improvement products, please give us a call. We’re here to help.

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