You can create an efficient airtight design, using airtight tapes.
Many building materials are airtight such as: concrete, good quality OSB, plaster and vapour control layers. Airtight tape is used to connect these various materials together to make one continuous airtight layer.
You can use Airtight tapes in a variety of situations. Common uses include: sealing windows and doors to the airtightness substrate, joining the ground floor and wall airtight materials, joining the wall and ceiling airtight materials, sealing floor joists to walls, sealing airtight membrane overlaps etc.
There’s an Airtight tape applicable for every type of construction, including: masonry, concrete, timber frame, ICF, steel etc.
Airtight tapes vary in Sd value from one another. They allow for water vapour control consideration in the selection of the tapes, and they control the risk of interstitial condensation.
Split release tapes are available for all types of construction. They seal the windows and doors back to reveals. A split release tape, has two paper backings on the adhesive side, one 12mm and another of various sizes. You need to remove the 12mm paper backing and adhere tape to the window frame. Then, adhere the other side to the reveal. The advantage of using a split release is the speed and ease of construction. The tape on the window stays perfectly covered by the internal surface finish such as plasterboard or plaster (12mm).
The airtight tapes Passive House Systems distribute vary in properties to allow for a selection to suit every construction need. Gerband 586 tape and Gerband split releases work well with Gerband membranes for a complete airtight solution in timber frame construction. Winflex-I and Winflex Optima Vario are designed for masonry and concrete construction, being able to adhere to rough materials as well as take a plaster finish.
Airtight tapes are just a part of the airtightness products that Passive House Systems offer. We also distribute: membranes, sealants, loft stairs, downlight hoods, inspection doors, grommets etc. We create a complete airtight solution for any build.
PHS Double Sided Tape
Double-sided adhesive tape, that is ideal for the bonding of rough, structured and non-polar materials.
PHS TRS Expanding Foam Tape
Slow expanding foam tape that is used to resist weather ingress in various construction applications.
Gerband 970 Double Sided Tape
Allows for greater airtightness over the alternative of puncturing the membrane with staples.
Gerband 386 External Cloth Tape
You can use this wind tight, adhesive Cloth Tape for the bonding and sealing of overlaps and joints.