Recommendation for window flashing tape?
I am in the process of shopping for window flashing tape and am running in circles about what brand (and type) of flashing tape to purchase. Obviously, price is a consideration, but I do not want to sacrifice quality and longevity.
I live in northern Maine, so low operating temperatures are critical. I have read that rubberized asphalt becomes brittle in colder temps, whereas butyl rubberized flashing does not (not to mention VOC off-gassing). Polyken Shadowlastic Plus seems to be a good bet (20 or 35 mil?), however, Siga Wigluv seems to be all the hype (but only 2.4 inches wide) but recommended by my window dealer. Vycor Plus was initially what I wanted to purchase due to its availability in big box stores and a relatively lower price, but the high VOC content and questionable cold weather performance is worrisome. Also, recommendation for width on the vertical and bottom strips?
I paid a lot for windows, and want to seal them well. Thanks in advance.
FYI, I have read the backyard tape articles but would like a more specific recommendation pertaining to my application. Thanks.
Posted Aug 20, 2014 9:18 PM ET
Edited Aug 21, 2014 3:56 AM ET
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