Butyl Strip Sealants Explained

Butyl Strip Sealant is a strong, adhesive tape-style sealant, ideal for sealing against water, air and dust. With butyl rubber as a main component, it is shock-absorbent, has high elasticity and is waterproof. It’s also easy to adjust after applying, adheres well to most common substrates, and can be used for a variety of tasks – making it essential for many construction projects.

Due to its versatile nature, there are an immeasurable number of projects Butyl Strip Sealant can be used for. These include sealing door and window frames and membranes; repairing and over-sealing guttering; vapour sealing on cold store panels; and end and side lap seals, to name just a few!

While Butyl Strip Sealants are available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colours to make them more suitable for certain jobs, there are two main types of Butyl Strip Sealant: double-sided adhesive and single-sided adhesive.

Applying Butyl Strip Sealant is extremely simple. After ensuring the area/s are clean, simply apply one end of the strip onto one side of the desired area and unroll it until you reach the other, removing the liner and smoothing the sealant down as you go.

To apply double-sided Butyl Strip Sealant, first apply one side to one of the materials completely, before removing the liner from the second side and applying the second material. While Butyl Strip Sealant can be used effectively for glass, for best results, apply the strip to the other material first to avoid any slippage.

Butyl Strip Sealants can be used for a large variety of sealant tasks, so check our product pages to find out which one would work best for your project.

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