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SIGA Wigluv tape width for OSB sheating

Jon Kendziera | Posted in Green Products and Materials on

I’m working on building a small workshop and will be air sealing the 1/2″ OSB sheathing using SIGA Wigluv tape.

I plan on using the 100 mm wide tape at the sill between the concrete slab an sheathing and 60 mm wide for the OSB seams.  

What about the corners and OSB to top plate junction?  Would the 60 mm be sufficient or should I go with the 100 mm?

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    Brian Pontolilo | | #1

    Hi Jon,

    I haven't used the Siga tape before, so I can't comment, but I'm sure many GBA members have. So, I'm giving your post a bump.

  2. Jon R | | #2

    Given the cost of good tape, it would be useful to see a generic answer to how wide tape needs to be. My guess is that it depends mostly on the bond strength (ie, substrate).

  3. Rob Myers | | #3

    Hi Jon,
    I used the 60 mm tape for sealing plywood seams on a house and a shop. It was more than wide enough (more overlap is of course better than less, but this stuff is seriously sticky). I think that the choice of width probably depends more on how well the joints align etc. If the gaps are reasonable then there is probably no reason to go to the wider tape.

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