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Can I Use Duct Tape On Air Ducts?

Brandon Kirk from Planet Duct hosting an educational video about what tape to use for air ducts
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It seems like an easy connection: duct tape has the word “duct” in it, but it is NOT designed for air ducts. It is incredibly important to utilize the correct tape that is approved for ductwork. At Planet Duct, we always use the proper materials and tools when working in your home or commercial building.

Educational Video Transcript

Good morning, it’s Brandon from Planet Duct air duct cleaning in Colorado Springs. In this post, I want to discuss the importance of using the appropriate tape for ductwork. Despite its name, duct tape is not meant for air ducts. Using duct tape on your air ducts won’t work, but luckily there are tapes designed for ductwork.

Why Duct Tape Won’t Work On Air Ducts 

  • Duct tape won’t stand up to temperature changes in ductwork
  • Glue on hot ducting will disintegrate over time
  • Sweating or condensation on your ducts from cooling will cause the tape to fall off

What Tape Should I Use On Air Ducts?

When you are sealing up or connecting air ducts, it is vital to use proper materials designed for the job at hand. Foil tape or a premium FoilMastic sealant tape is the way to go. The FoilMastic tape has the same properties as a bucket of water-based duct sealant and will last decades.

Air Duct Professionals | Planet Duct 

A simple way to determine if an air duct cleaning company is legitimate is by evaluating the tools they use. At Planet Duct, we only use premium, high-quality materials and equipment to clean the air ducts in your home or commercial building. Our NADCA certified professionals always use products such as SMACNA certified FoilMastic tape. Get a free estimate for air duct cleaning so that we may help improve the quality of your indoor air.