WiseWrap™ LEDGERTAPE™ will hep prevent and stop wood rot which is a very important thing to consider when you are building anything that involves posts, especially your new deck! No matter what kind of soft wood you are using, trapped moisture and water will ultimately shorten the lifespan of your post and could in turn compromise your structure.
Our new deck flashing tape is a flexible waterproof polyethylene flashing and barrier for wood. IT is made with a rubberized asphalt mastic adhesive.
The tape is very durable and easily applied due to its self-adhesive material. This tape can be used as a flashing on your decks ledger boards or on your posts if they are going to be buried in the ground.
Traditional flashing is metal and uses screws or nails to secure which can create new places for water to seep in. Our self-adhesive tape does not require any fasteners which eliminates unsealed holes. If anything does penetrate this tape (lag bolts, screws, nails, staples, etc.), it will instantly be sealed by the tape to help prevent moisture from entering the hole.
Peel and Apply
You simply peel and adhere to your post or ledger and it instantly creates an effective moisture barrier which helps prevent rot and extent the life span of your wood. It can be used on all kinds of building materials, such as our Brazilian Hardwoods, pressure treated, thermally treated and most composite materials.
You can also use this tape, the use of metal ledger flashing cap is not needed unless required by your local building code.