Dear Christmas1: Yes, Protecto Wrap is a good solution, and will have no impact on your Hardie siding. Be sure to get a printed copy of your Hardie siding warranty. My mother had Hardie siding installed on her home, and it began to degrade in areas where the snow collected, etc. Hardie probably improved their product, but your warranty may be helpful. Mark
Dear John: If you are apply THIN brick veneer (not replacing standard bricks) you must instll expanded metal lath first. The lath must also have a gap behind it at least 1/4" deep,, so the mortar can push through and 'grab' the lath. Some metal lath products are available with ridges and are "self furring". If you use standard flat metal lath, scfrew 1/4" thick furing strips to the wall then securely attach the lath with thick staples. More info is available on the web. It is surprising that there was no lath behind the original thin brick veneer. Unless the wall is concrete block, it sounds like there was nothring to hold the veneer on the wall. I hope this is helpful, Mark
yes, for best adhesion, apply to the aluminum material.
I had no issues going around corners. No need to cut.
This is intended to lay over the mailing flange of vinyl windows, as well as wrapping the sill opening for rough opening.
I’m going to bring it back. I went to Builders First Source and their brand worked perfect.
Cut the felt paper back 6” or neatly fold out of the way the width of the tape you decide to use. Start at the bottom of the window with the bottom strip extending 6” past each end of the window. Next apply tape to the sides and extend 2-3” above the top of the window and the bottom. Then install the top. Extend the top piece of tape 6” past each end of the window as well to cover your side pieces of tape. Installing in this sequence, bottom sides, top, you are ensuring the water will shed from this surface if it does get behind your shingles or clapboard. I’d rather have the tape bond to the plywood sidewall rather than the paper. If the paper has be torn or not cut evenly around, replace the paper and staple in place.
Try Goo gone for a non toxic approach. Get the spray bottle version and let it sit on the adhesive for a couple minutes. Test an inconspicuous area first. It should come right off. You could also use low odor mineral spirits as well.
The house wrap should be cut to allow tape to seal directly to plywood the house wrap pulled back over and stapled. This will give you a watertight application.