The windows of a home are a critical component in the structure's look and energy efficiency. Without the proper sealing, they can be a source of substantial energy inefficiency. This could lead to the interior of the home being more uncomfortable than necessary or having substantially higher energy costs. To help mitigate these issues, window flashing tape can be used to help seal the areas around the window frame.
Will Flashing Tape Be Effective At Preventing Drafts And Moisture Intrusions?
Many homeowners may choose to save money when installing new windows by handling this work on their own. If they are not familiar with window flashing tape, they may doubt the effectiveness or durability of this option. However, this tape is designed to be extremely effective at closing gaps, and it can be highly resistant to moisture. In addition to being extremely durable, this flashing tape can also be easy to apply, which can make it an ideal solution for those with limited experience handling this type of work.
What Should Be Done To Prepare The Area For The Application Of The Window Flashing Take?
Prior to applying the flashing tape to the perimeter of the window, you should take a few moments to thoroughly clean this area to remove any dust or dirt that may have gotten on it. These materials will be able to interfere with the bond between the exterior of the home and the adhesive on the flashing tape. While it is important to clean these surfaces, you will want to make sure that they are fully dry before applying the tape. However, these two simple steps can help to ensure that the tape provides durable and effective performance.
What If There Are Air Pockets Under The Window Flashing Tape?
After you apply the flashing tape to the window frame, you will want to take a few moments to ensure that there are no air pockets under it. These pockets can compromise the stability of the tape, and it could lead to it potentially prematurely failing. If you notice that air pockets have formed under the tape, they should be removed. Fortunately, there are tools that can be used to move the air pocket towards the edge of the tape so that it be released. These tools will typically look like small rollers with a soft cover. This can allow them effectively move the air pocket without the risk of tearing the flashing tape underneath in the process.
For more information, contact a company like GSW Energy.