By Cass Jacoby, RCS Reporter.
Often overlooked, sealing the seams on the substrate boards of steep-slope roofing projects is the key to waterproofing a roof. That is why several building code agencies have already implemented codes to seal these seams with a roof deck flashing tape.
Far from an unnecessary extra step, sealing seams on the substrate board offers another level of protection against mother nature, providing value to the homeowner. Should the main roof fail, Roof Deck Tape will prevent water from entering the structure between the roof deck panels.
Luckily, MFM Building Products Roof Deck Tape™ is the ready-to-use product that will prevent water, air and moisture from slipping through the cracks. This 40-mil, self-adhering tape is composed of a non-slip film coated with an aggressive asphalt-based adhesive system that won't crack or dry out. Further, Roof Deck Tape sticks to plywood, OSB, foam board, metal and most other roof deck materials so you can assure a good seal on the seams.
MFM’s Roof Deck Tape™ self-seals around all roof fasteners, from nails to staples, maintaining a waterproof barrier. Simply start at the eave and work toward the ridge to provide an extra layer of water protection.
The only tools needed for installation are a sharp utility knife, measuring tape, hand roller and any necessary safety equipment when working on a pitched roof. Plus, the textured outer surface provides good traction when working on the roof, making it easy to install a high-performing, watertight roof.
MFM Roof Deck Tape is an easy and economical adhesive that prevents water from leaking into the building.
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