Removing Flashing Tape ?

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by rshales007, 22 Jun 2005.

  1. rshales007

    Joined:
    22 Jun 2005
    Messages:
    10
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Location:
    Bournemouth
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    My sunlounge glass roof has had all of it's joins at the joists taped up with flashing tape. I need to remove some of this, but it's proving quite tricky.

    Does anyone have any tips for doing this ?

    Cheers.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  2. masona

    Joined:
    5 Jan 2003
    Messages:
    12,846
    Thanks Received:
    117
    Location:
    Essex
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Need more info, is this glass toughened or wired?

    If not, maybe best to replace the lot for safely or use twin wall polycarbonate sheeting.
     
  3. Thermo

    Joined:
    21 Oct 2004
    Messages:
    9,982
    Thanks Received:
    148
    Location:
    Sussex
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    is it the tar backed flash band?
     
  4. rshales007

    Joined:
    22 Jun 2005
    Messages:
    10
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Location:
    Bournemouth
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    The glass roof is wired, not toughened and yes, the tape is bitumen with a foil back. I guess this should breakdown with white spirit or some other solvent.
    Cheers.
     
  5. breezer

    Joined:
    3 Jan 2003
    Messages:
    23,326
    Thanks Received:
    30
    Location:
    Sussex
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    if you knew that, then why dd you ask?
     
  6. Thermo

    Joined:
    21 Oct 2004
    Messages:
    9,982
    Thanks Received:
    148
    Location:
    Sussex
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    bit of heat from a hair dryer, wide window scraper (professional type) to get the worst of and then a solvent to get the residue off. oh and lots of patience and hard work
     
  7. masona

    Joined:
    5 Jan 2003
    Messages:
    12,846
    Thanks Received:
    117
    Location:
    Essex
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Odourless kerosene will make the bitumen running then wipe it off with a rag, don't breathe it though & wear a mask.

    I just remembered you may not be able to get kerosene so another product is called D-Tar which is a tar & bitumen remover, see this
     

Share This Page