While decking and railing materials continue to evolve, providing long-lasting curb appeal and low maintenance, the wooden foundations underneath them often fail to keep up. Even pressure-treated wood becomes prone to moisture, water damage, and rotting.
Consider that the minimum residential warranty for brand-name decking is 25 years. Railing is at least that (typically much more). With that kind of lifespan for top materials, doesn’t it make sense to take measures to expand the life of the deck’s frame, too?
Fortunately, there’s an easy way to give a deck’s wood components the protection they need to withstand time, wear and tear, and weather: flashing (joist) tape!
Secured on deck joists, beams, and ledger boards, flashing tape creates a waterproof seal to protect a deck’s foundational components. For example, the Nichigo G-Tape™ acrylic flashing tape that we carry offers exceptional adhesion, holds up under extreme temperatures and humidity, and is easy and very affordable to install. Flashing tape can add years to a deck’s longevity at just a minimal amount of cost.
Set Yourself Apart
Why not take the small amount of time and effort required to offer and install flashing tape on your deck projects? It will give you an excellent opportunity to stand out from your competitors and show your customers you care about the long-term value of their investment.