Self-adhesive waterproof tapes bond to substrates with greater force when the substrates are clean and dry and the tapes are applied in warm temperatures. The greatest challenge with existing materials is always how to get them clean. Outdoor substrates collect dirt that can become embedded in the surfaces. The surfaces can also be dusty or chalky from UV exposure.
Peel-and-Stick seal and waterproof tapes are commonly used to prevent water from intruding into structures such as homes, commercial buildings, and recreational vehicles. These tapes provide outstanding long-term and life time performance when used properly. Proper use of tapes refers to not only the service environment but also how the tapes have been applied to details of complex shapes and penetrations and, most importantly, how well the surface has been prepared for application.