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Must-have products: G-Tape

Consumers today are investing thousands of dollars into PVC or composite decking products in order to enjoy their outdoor space for half the maintenance and double the durability of traditional wood decking. Composite and PVC decking products are installed over pressure-treated framing that will decay much quicker than the decking it supports. This is where G-Tape™ comes in! 

What is G-Tape™, you ask?

Nichigo G-Tape™ is a collection of acrylic adhesive tape made by Nippon Gohsei. Though it is mainly used for industrial and commercial applications, it is also excellent for home projects! Available in 2 varieties, all G-Tapes™ have the same innovative features:

  • Hand Tearable (no cutting tools needed)
  • Adhesive face-to-face contact can be pulled apart without any loss of performance
  • Repositionable
  • Works in temperatures of -40C to 93C
  • Waterproof and Chemical Resistant

The Green 2″ Protection G-Tape™ is excellent for surface protection and leaves no residue when removed from most surfaces. This is the tape preferred by professional contractors for adhesion and removability. Black G-Tape™ Acrylic Flashing Tape features an advanced backing substrate for exceptional performance in the most extreme environments.

Using G-Tape™ on your wooden deck framing adds an extra layer of protection to pressure-treated wood. All you have to do is install G-Tape™ on top of each joist and beam to create a watertight barrier between standing water and the wood framing it protects, thus extending the life of the sub-structure. 

Why not give your deck framing a little TLC? G-Tape™ is a small fraction of the total cost to build a new deck and is well worth the investment. Click here to see the G-Tape products we offer at Liv Building Products!