Duct tape is a versatile tool, but not all types are made alike.
Building & Construction
How to Choose the Right Duct Tape for the Job
When it comes to selecting a duct tape, it’s important to understand how they are tested and measured.
What’s the difference between duct tape and Duck Tape®?
Duct tape and Duck Tape® are often used interchangeably, but they aren’t quite the same thing.
What is the difference between application and service temperature?
In HVAC work, the application and service temperature of your HVAC tape may not be the same, and each can have an impact on the tape’s performance.
An Introduction to Co-Extruded Duct Tape
Co-extrusion reduces the risk of delamination by permanently bonding the layers of the tape together at the source.
How Does Duct Tape Differ from Masking Tape?
Duct tape and masking tapes are two of the most commonly used tapes in the world. Both tapes come in dozens of varieties, ranging from professional tapes to patterned or colored tapes for DIY projects.
How to Remove Duct Tape Adhesive
The residue that duct tape leaves behind can be tricky to remove. Follow these steps to both mitigate the residue itself and remove easily.
How are duct tapes used in abatement?
One of the most versatile types of tape, duct tape is often used in abatement and restoration jobs that involve rugged surfaces and tougher climates. It can be used to hang poly sheeting for building barriers and adheres well to rough surfaces, unpainted wood, and...
How do I remove the liner on a double-sided tape?
Removing the liner from a roll of double-sided tape can be tricky. Below are five tips and tricks for dealing with difficult-to-start liners: Put the roll of double-sided tape in a closable/sealable storage bag and put it into the freezer. This will stiffen the...
What is LEED? Does it matter?
The term “LEED” stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a certification system for “green,” or environmentally sustainable, buildings. LEED was developed by the U.S Green Building Council (USGBC) to provide a precedence for building design...
How to Gooseneck a Waste Bag
Goosenecking is a method of securing, waterproofing and particle-proofing a trash or waste containment bag. When done correctly, goosenecking will prevent the contents of the bag from spilling, leaking or falling out when the bag is inverted. The steps to...
How do containment systems prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses?
When we talk about the health risks associated with abatement and remediation jobs in hospitals, bacteria and viruses are among the top concerns. These microscopic hazards are easily spread and impossible to see, making them major threats. Bacteria has similar...
Can I use any foil HVAC tape on plenum?
When taping a plenum, it is recommended to use a UL Listed foil tape. The plenum is usually made from sheet metal and is connected to the supply outlet of an HVAC system.
Don’t judge duct tape by its cover alone
When it comes to choosing the right duct tape for the job, it’s important to understand how they are tested and measured. Below are common tape performance characteristics to consider: Thickness, Adhesion to Steel, Tensile, Shear, Tack, Elongation, etc.
How is tape used in apartment builds and maintenance?
When it comes to apartment and multi-housing complexes, tape is a must-have tool for a variety of jobs, from tasks around the front office and keeping up with grounds and landscaping to construction, remodeling and general maintenance. Here are some tapes to have...