Hmmm

I expect it is a minor problem with how the tape was installed, but you really wouldn’t expect to see this only a couple of days after completion.

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I suspect the builders just haven’t rubbed over the tape sufficiently after applying to get a good bond. Hopefully that, otherwise the tape itself is not up to the job.

Won’t be hard to rectify, just not what I would’ve expected.

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It is Kingspan Aircell Insulation Tape, with a paper back protecting the adhesive. I would expect this to be the right material for the job (supplied by the insulation supplier).

6 Responses

  1. Duct tape will do that when it gets hot .

    • However given this is tape specifically for insulation, I wouldn’t expect this to happen. Otherwise, what good is it?

  2. that doesn’t seem like it’s the right tape. Especially since like you said it’s only a couple of days after install. If it came as a kit then it’s not the builders fault. It’s the kit makers way of cutting corners to get the price down. Aluminum foil Duct Tape has always worked best for me when it comes to insulation. Specifically 3M’s stuff. From the picture that looks more like cheap DUCK brand tape… but I could be wrong. I’ve pretty much stopped using Duck brand tape all together. It doesn’t last or manage temperatures at all. If this wasn’t part of a kit and the builder did it “custom” for you. I ask him to come out and use 3M Aluminum foil duct tape because it’s pretty shotty work if he did it.

    • It is Kingspan Aircell Insulation Tape, with a paper back protecting the adhesive. I would expect this to be the right material for the job (supplied by the insulation supplier).

  3. Hi
    Is the tape supposed to go underneath or on top? It usually goes on top

    • Don’t know to say for sure- relying on the installers. It seems to be an aesthetic thing as much as anything. Not that peeling tape is a good look!

      There is overlap between each sheet, so perhaps not so important in this case. I’ll replace any peeling tape, and use my veneer roller to achieve a better adhesion. I’ll also use a knife to trim the tape to the right length, which will also look better.

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