Two Products that Prevent Deck Rot


Preventing premature deck rot can be crucial in getting the most value out of your deck investment. The easiest way to extend the life of your deck is by using flashing, like joist tape and ledger tape, to protect the wood structure from moisture damage such as rot and decay.

The following DeckWise WiseWrap video shows the difference between joist tape and ledger tape, and how they are applied.

1. Joist Tape

A roll of WiseWrap Joist Tape is 3 inches wide, 75 feet long and is 35-40 mil thick. It is for use on joists, posts, ledger boards, end cuts and more.

How to Apply DeckWise Joist Tape
  1. Cut tape to length. Leave a 1” overlap of tape for joist ends.
  2. Remove the paper backing, center tape over the joist and press in place.
  3. Cut slits in WiseWrap Joist Tape at corners and wrap downward.
  4. Cut & apply Joist Tape on adjacent runs. Firmly fold tape over joist sides and ends.
  5. Continue this process on all joists.

2. Ledger Tape

A roll of WiseWrap Ledger Tape is 12 inches wide, 25 feet long and 35-45 mil thick. It is larger in size for use on ledger boards, mailbox posts, deck posts and fence posts.

How to Apply DeckWise Ledger Tape
  1. Measure and mark the face of the ledger board at 7.5”.
  2. Remove backing & align Ledger Tape along the 7.5” mark.
  3. Adhere WiseWrap Ledger Tape from the bottom up & fold over the ledger board edge.
  4. Crease edges and corners tightly moving upward onto the house.
  5. Finally, use a hand roller to smooth out the LedgerTape surface.
Shop DeckWise flashing tape and more at diyhomecenter.com.

 

Build A Deck You Can Trust with Vycor Deck Protector


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Thinking about remodeling or building a new deck? Using Grace Vycor Deck Protector will keep your deck protected from corrosion and considerably extend the life of your deck. Installing Grace will maintain your decks structural integrity and eliminate the need for costly repairs down the road.

Grace deck protector fits perfectly over joists and stringers to create a watertight seal and keep moisture away from your deck structure.  The self-adhering roll seals around screws and fasteners, further preventing wood from rot and decay.

This top choice by deck installation professionals is also made for DIYers, it’s easy to use and install. The 4 inch width is a proper fit for joists and is marked with measurements for easy application. The entire family of Grace Vycor Flashing products will protect your home for years to come.

Watch this video to see how simple it is to install Grace Vycor Deck Protector on any deck material, including both treated and untreated wood along with composite.

For more Grace residential products, visit DIY Home Center.