Fantastic stuff! Our 15-year old cedar deck was constructed using pressurized lumber as the sub structure. We are replacing the top with TREX Enhance decking. We decided to flash the 2 x 8's and the 2 x 10's with Imus flashing. It has an extreme adhesive backing which makes it adhere to the 15-year old boards covering all nail and screw holes. It rained for three days straight after we installed the flashing - before we could install the new TREX - and the joists of the structure stayed dry. Highly recommend and definitely a five-star rating! So glad we made this decision. . .
Dick & Mimi Maurer
Paper thin. appears to be a very thin piece of plastic. Not at all what I wanted
Quality product. Would not build a Deck without using this product!
I had to tear off the old cedar decking from my deck. As the joists are also cedar some had some surface rot and are full of old nail holes. Still structurally sound but would have continued to deteriorate without placing the Imus Caps over them. Hopefully I've extended the life of my deck joists for another 30 years.
The joist tape exceeded my expectations. It was easy to apply. It even stuck to damp wood. This tape really made the deck sound solid when walking on it. Will use this on all future deck projects.
This is a great idea, of which I had been searching for. It popped up on Amazon website and I checked it out. Since I am redoing my deck, this will help protect the joists from water penetration.
I’m using this tape as I replace deteriorated deck boards on my 25-year old cedar deck. Prior to Imus Seal I’d used the silver window seal tape, but A. Because of its width, wasted a lot of tape on the 2 by joists , and B. The silver was visible and unattractive to see through the gaps in the deck boards. Imus Seal is exactly the right width and is basically invisible between the boards. It’s also very easy to apply.
Excellent product,easy to apply (except in high winds-ha), and seems very cost effective.
Thanks for developing this product! It was easy to install and cut.
It will be a great addition to my business and customers need this!
I bought one stick in order to protect a cantilevered ledger board that is part of my aluminum/vinyl pergola (Heartland Pergolas). The 2 x 8 beam extends out about 3 ft from the house corner and therefore is not flashed. I used the cap to provide protection for this one wood piece on the pergola. I painted it to match and it looks great. The good thing is that this board should now last the life of the pergola since it won't have rain and snow soaking into the board. If I had done a wood pergola, this product would have been perfect protection for all the joists, which was the point of failure on the previous wood one. I wish I had known about it (if it existed) 20 years ago when we had our deck redone.
Fast delivery. Easy install. Does what it is supposed to do. Great.
I used the Imus Seal tape which worked well for my replacing my wood deck floor with trex. Once I removed the old treated deck boards and their rusted screws (which weren't supposed to rust), I cleaned off the deck frame, filled the old screw holes in the frame, fixed a few minor rotted spots with epoxy, stained the frame and added the IMUS seal tape. It is best to do this in the shade or on a cooler day if possible since the gum like adhesive becomes soft when hot. If you get the adhesive on your hands or tools, it cleans off with mineral spirits. I found that making a small cut across the tape with a box knife and stretching the tape made the white cover stretch and become much easier to grab ahold of. Once you have the end of the white cover separated from the adhesive, put one end of the tape down and pull the cover off from underneath while you smooth the tape into place. Then try to not walk on the tape since it will move easily and it is hard to pull back into place. I used old boards over the tape to walk on as needed. I slid the trex pieces over boards until mostly in place and then removed the boards to finalize the position and screw the trex in place using hidden fasteners. This was all a lot of work, but the result is worth the effort.
Very nice. Easy to install. Black color is nice so you cannot see. price is right.
Easy online ordering and payment, rapid delivery, and quick install of Imus Cap on a small balcony deck. One more balcony deck to refurbish, I will install Imus Cap on it. I wish I knew about Imus Cap several years ago, I would have used it on a new deck joists installed at my home.
The project involved resurfacing a 2000 square foot deck adjacent to and surrounding a pool. The deck was over 30 years old and had been built in stages, none to code. After removing the cedar planking some joists and all of the posts needed replacing. One comcern was that the joist tops were compromised from removing nails and screws with the old decking. We knew joist tape was the answer and tried three vendors before deciding on Imus. Quite simply it stuck like bubble gum, the backing came off effortlessly, and the price and service were excellent. As a note, the cedar planking is being planed, stained, and reused as the fascia for the project. Pictures include two fox pups that were quite interested in our project. I'll add a picture or two when completed.
Imus was great to deal with. Overall a good experience
The Imus Seal tape is of high quality and the right dimensions for my home deck project. I believe it will help me have a extended the deck ‘life’ by better sealing the air space between the deck boards and joint frame and help seal deck screw penetration and subsequent moisture leaks. I believe, this small change in a key area will proivde me a 50 year deck life. -Armando
We ordered this tape when replacing some rotten boards under our deck. We wanted something that would fill in around where the screws went in and help protect the structure. This tape is very thick and gooey, but surprisingly easy to work with. We just used it so time will tell, but it seems like it will do the job well. Also makes it quieter when you walk on the deck, feels more solid.
We installed Imus joist caps for our deck. The shipment arrived promptly, it was easy to install, and it looks great! We live in Oregon, where the rainy weather takes a heavy toll on decks, so this is a product we were really happy to invest in. We would highly recommend this to deck owners and installers everywhere.
I llive in the Rocky Mountains, and decks take a beating due to the snow and sun, so putting joist tape on is something I suggest to every single client I do repairs or replacements for. This tape is the perfect size and sticks will. Obviously, I won't know how it holds up for a couple of years, but as of right now, I'm happy with it! I will purchase again.