Construction Tape duration around Windows?


Old 12-01-15, 09:02 AM
biketrax's Avatar
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 389
Received 1 Vote on 1 Post
Flashing Tape duration around Windows?

I am installing a few windows. I am using zip boards (with zip tape) for sheathing and was told this can withstand being uncovered for 8 plus months before the final siding is installed, so we can finish and select something over the winter months.
However I was recently just told that some of the flashing taping/adhesives used on and around the windows does not hold up the same over a period of time without being trimmed out.
It has a tendency to shrink?? never heard of this?
Do I really need to be concerned about this?

Last edited by biketrax; 12-01-15 at 10:59 AM.
Sponsored Links
Old 12-01-15, 04:34 PM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 26,197
Received 714 Votes on 661 Posts
Zip system tape needs to be covered within 180 days. (6 mo) Its adhesion depends to a large extent on how clean the boards were, and whether or not it got j-rolled (adhered well) before dust and rain got behind it. I'm sure zip system isn't crazy about making any claims on whether or not their tape will stick to any and every window ... and I don't blame them.

IMO it probably has a tendency to melt in the hot temps you get when the siding is painted a dark color.
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: