The Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) recently added the new TYPAR® Construction Tape to its list of approved products, making the complete TYPAR Weather Protection System now available to the Canadian market. Builders throughout Canada can now rely on the company’s industry-leading limited lifetime warranty that covers both labor and materials when the complete TYPAR Weather Protection System—which consists of TYPAR BuildingWrap, Flashing, and Construction Tape—is installed. The system offers superior air and water holdout, exceptional tear strength, and optimal breathability.
CCMC is responsible for evaluating new and existing products to ensure their compliance with Canadian building, energy, and safety codes, which ultimately helps manufacturers get market approval in the Canadian construction industry. For construction tapes in particular, the organization tests the product’s pliability, ability to withstand cracking, and temperature application—all of which are especially important in Canadian climate zones.
With more than two years in development, TYPAR Construction Tape installs fast, sticks tight, and packs plenty of versatility. The exclusive, easy-tear edge allows for quick application, while the pressure-sensitive adhesive grabs on aggressively. The tape is both UV- and weather-resistant for outdoor applications up to 180 days, is mold and moisture resistant, and can be applied in cold conditions down to -10°C (14°F). Applications include sealing and seaming joints and overlaps in house wrap and interior/exterior vapor barriers, sealing exterior wall sheathing joints and extruded foam products, sealing window and door flanges or frames, or patching jobsite damage caused to wall sheathing and house wraps.
“TYPAR products set standards for their performance, and it is important to us that all of our products and systems are available in all markets,” said Andrew Irvine, product manager for TYPAR. “Having our tape approved by CCMC was the missing piece of the puzzle needed to ensure the Canadian market has access to TYPAR’s high-performance Weather Protection System and the industry’s leading system warranty.”
For more information, on TYPAR products, visit typar.com.