Last updated on April 27th, 2023 by Myla Pablo
Glazing tape are one of the most common consumable used in construction. Glazing tape is used to provide an internal (and sometimes external) barrier between the insulated glass panel and the window sash or door material, limiting air and water leakage. It is more typically seen in vinyl and aluminum windows and doors, but it can also be found in wood windows and doors.
Structural glazing tape, which is designed for robust and quick bonding, is a less expensive alternative to wet glazing and mechanical fasteners. Structural glazing tapes are generally used to connect windows and architectural panels to metal frames, hence removing the need for fasteners. Structural glazing tape is made to be exceptionally tough, long-lasting, and simple to install.
Structural glazing tape is a specialized, double-sided acrylic tape that adheres to both surfaces and attaches to them. Fabricators can simply apply the tape directly to the surfaces and complete the assembly instead of mixing, pumping, and applying conventional wet glazing or adhering mechanical fasteners. The use of structural glazing tape expedites the assembly process by forming instantaneous bindings that do not require drying or fixturing. Once the tape is applied, the surfaces can be handled immediately, reducing the bottlenecks that are frequently associated with wet glazing.
As previously stated, a simpler installation process requires less labor hours. But it isn’t all. In terms of capital costs, structural glazing tape is likewise less expensive. Other methods, such as wet glazing and mechanical fastening, necessitate the use of specialist equipment. Wet glazing frequently necessitates the purchase, maintenance, and repair of expensive pumps.
Structural glazing tape does not necessitate the use of expensive application tools, particularly those with moving parts that can be difficult and costly to maintain. In terms of total applied cost, structural glazing tape is much less expensive than mechanical fasteners and other comparable alternatives.
The durability of structural glazing tape has been demonstrated. It is UV resistant, has a wide temperature range, and can withstand harsh climatic conditions for extended periods of time. The tensile strength and dynamic shear strength of structural glazing tape are also strong, with the potential to endure temperatures of up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit in the near term and 200 degrees Fahrenheit in the long term. Long-term warranties are offered for structural glazing tape that has been properly tested and certified prior to assembly.
When correctly installed and applied, structural glazing tape offers numerous advantages over more traditional glazing and bonding procedures. Glass and other architectural panel materials can be quickly secured to frames and canopy systems using structural glazing tape. In contrast to liquid adhesives, wet glazing, or mechanical fasteners, no additional equipment is required. In terms of cost and manpower, structural glazing tape is preferable to other approaches.
Usage of glazing tape are mainly refer to commercial and residential window installation and curtain wall glazing.
The table below shows the latest retail April 2023 prices of Glazing Tape in Philippines Peso price per roll including dimension, size and thickness.
Price and Standard Size of Norton Performance Glazing Tape per roll in the Philippines
|8 mm W x 7.3 m L||8 mm||715.00|
|6 mm W x 15.0 m L||6 mm||740.00|
|5 mm W x 15.0 m L||5 mm||630.00|
|10 mm W x 7.3 m L||10 mm||890.00|
|12 mm W x 15 m L||6 mm||1300.00|
|6 mm W x 7.3 m L||8 mm||430.00|
UPDATED: Construction Material Prices for Glazing Tape in the Philippines (April 2023)
UPDATED: All Construction Prices are based on retail prices around hardware in Metro Manila
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