Where to get good tape for taping air barriers?
You recommend using "brands of tape that are more suitable for extreme temperature changes. Siga,Delta Multi-Band and Air Stop are three examples of tapes with much better adhesion." I'm in Montreal and i was trying to find one of these brands of tape in local hardware stores but I can't find it. Do you know of a source where I can get one of these or another brand and type of tape you would recommond for taping Tyvek Home wrap? It's for insulating a cabin in the upper Laurentians, so there will extreme temperature changes. Thanks! Frank
Hi Frank, No surprise you didn't find them in a building store. A lot of the really high performance building products you'd find in Passive House or LEED homes are trickier to find. So you are best to source them online and they get shipped directly to you. And, I woul say it really is worth it. The solvents in lower-quality building tapes that you easily find (which are used in almost all tract home developments) evaporate in pretty short order, at which point they become brittle and come unadhered.