Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SteveTheRetired Multiple-Use Flashing!
Used Grace Vycor's heavy-duty sticky(!)-back flashing to protect my old pressure-treated deck joists from future weather damage. We're replacing original 22-yr-old cedar 4 x 5/4 planks with Timber Tech composite. While I appreciate Vycor's product differentiation (they offer this as 4" x 75' "Deck Protector" with a non-slip pattern for $5 more -- for the short time it's exposed while you lay down planks), I purchased the 12" x 75' rolls to cut into different strip widths (2' for rim joist, 3" for joists, 4" and other for other flashing needs) and save some coin in the process. This stuff is slippery on the top, sticky on the back, and appears to be thick enough to survive years of pressure washing where it remains exposed between the planks. I anticipate other uses for what I have left over. We shall see how it holds up...
I was surprised that my local HD doesn't stock it but doubly pleased that shipping to home was free and product cost was less than other retailers that had it in stock.
August 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clintonio 12" X 75" Grace Vycor Plus, Great Product
easy to work with in 12" size, ripcord is a big help when applying a 16' piece over the edge of flashing. great product, i used it to seal a large area behind T1-11 siding when attaching a deck ledger board to the rim joist. order the big roll, you will find places to use it. store it in a cool place until ready to use.
August 4, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rick Vycor first time user. Happy with product.
I used this product for the first time and liked it. I used it behind a ledger board to cover the band joist and base plates. Bought the 12 inch roll. Put one 12 inch strip on the lower part, extending an inch and a half onto the concrete foundation. Then cut another 12 inch strip into 6 inch strips and put that above the first one (with some overlap). In hindsight, maybe an 8 or 10 inch roll would have been better, but that's a minor point. It cuts easily with a utility knife -- I laid it on some scrap cardboard on the floor for cutting. (It will really tar your scissors, requiring a heavy duty cleaner.)
Before applying the real stuff, I cut a small piece just to experiment, since I had never used it before. I figured out that before removing any backing, it's helpful to use masking tape to hold it in place temporarily (since I was by myself and had a 16 foot run). Then reach behind and peel away the backing with one hand while pressing the (now sticky) surface against the wall with the other hand. I watched some videos online to see how it's done.
The mfg website shows that the 12 inch roll is supposed to have a ripcord making it easy to remove the top or bottom 6 inches of the backing, but mine did not have the ripcord. I don't understand that.
Oh, I first tried wearing plastic gloves (as recommended) but my gloved hand got stuck to the asphalt after removing the backing and I was unable to pull it away. I then discovered that it's much easier to skip the gloves and use bare hands. Just lightly handle any exposed sticky part and it won't be any problem -- none of the asphalt got on my hands.
All in all, it sticks very well to wood and concrete (after first wiping away any dirt) and makes a really good water tight covering. I think the small extra expense (in relation to the total cost of a deck) is well worth it.
My order from Home Depot arrived within a few days, faster than was predicted when I made the purchase online.
October 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Newbury Awesome product
Great product. Sticks to everything. Use this product for window flashing
June 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tony great stuff
this flashing was just as advertised. And the previous reviews were very helpful and spot on. Used this to flash two patio doors. one below and one above my deck. original half wit contractors used no flashing and I got water damage behind the deck header and T1-11 siding. its repaired and the vycor will give me peace of mind for years to come. the adhesive is very strong so make sure you want it where you put it!
September 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cagar Amazing
This flashing tape was just what I needed I could also see many uses for it. In may application I built a new deck and where I cut the lap siding out to attach the 2x10 headers I used this between the header and the house and it totally sealed and protects the house
June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sheehan46 Easy to work with.
Good price and good product. Was easy to install and use.
May 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Doug great product
This isn't easy to find in stores so I had to buy it online. It showed up quickly and did a good job. I wouldn't install a door or window without it.
October 28, 2013