Provides UV stability and sealing ability, as well as resistance to aging and to vermin (bugs, rodents, birds, etc.)
The open-cell foam is saturated with ‘modified water-based acrylic asphalt emulsion’, compressed to the size of the opening to be sealed, and shipped in reels. For these same reasons, asphalt has been the choice for sealing ships, roofs, foundations, roads and many other structures throughout history. As a result it is not unreasonable to expect that Emseal Classic Loghome tape will last the life of your log home.
- The stored strain-energy of compression in the foam means continuous back-pressure is exerted against the logs.
- This pressure, combined with the adhesive nature of the impregnation, assures reliable adhesion to both upper and lower log surfaces.
- As the logs shrink and expand with seasonal temperature and humidity changes, long-term sealing contact with the log surfaces is maintained.
Note: The minor trade-off for this performance is slight smudging on surfaces which make contact with the tape, for example: on logs, paper and skin during handling. If you’re concerned about minor contact staining, Emseal Acrylic Loghome tape provides an excellent clean-handling alternative.