Grace Vycor Plus self-adhered flashing is composed of durable, cross-laminated, highdensity polyethylene sheet, backed by an aggressive, pressure-sensitive rubberized asphalt adhesive.
Grace Vycor Plus is available in a range of widths: 4 in. (100 mm), 6 in. (150 mm), 9 in. (225 mm), 12 in. (300 mm) and 18 in. (450 mm) to accommodate a variety of job requirements.
Ripcord is available in 6 in. (150 mm), 9 in. (225 mm) and 12 in. (300 mm) wide membranes.
Features & Benefits
Ripcord—With the sophistication of construction practices it becomes a must to follow the proper sequencing principles. Ripcord offers the flexibility to install half the membrane before and the other half after the other building envelope components are installed, i.e. housewrap or felt. Only in this way are the proper installation principles followed.
Easy to work with—Membrane installation is fast and easy—simply remove the release paper and press onto the substrate. With Grace Vycor Plus contractors can flash more windows with better quality.
Superior adhesion capabilities— The membrane creates a strong bond to the substrate for long-lasting waterproofing protection.
Seals around fasteners—The specially formulated rubberized asphalt adhesive seals around fasteners, allowing no water to penetrate and get to the substrate.
Forms water-tight laps—Grace Vycor Plus’ superior adhesion properties ensure strong laps, even in seams in the flashing.
Measurement markings—The membrane surface is clearly marked at every 6 in. (150 mm) and 12 in. (300 mm) intervals to facilitate the installation procedure.
Highly conformable and flexible— Can accommodate settlement and shrinkage movement.
Proven track record—Grace Vycor Plus employs the same proven technology as our Grace Ice & Water Shield® —the market leader in self-adhered underlayments for over 30 years.
Long-lasting waterproofing protection— Both the polyethylene film and the specially-formulated rubberized asphalt components create a water and moisture barrier that does not degrade from the effects of the environment.
Grace Vycor Plus is a unique solution, appropriate for working around a number of detail areas, including, but not limited to:
• Window and door openings (headers, sills, jambs, thresholds, nailing flanges)
• Deck-to-wall intersections
• Corner boards
• Wall-to-wall tie-ins
• Foundation sill plates
• Sheathing panel seams
• Under stucco finishes
• Masonry walls
• Other non-roof detail areas
Apply Grace Vycor Plus in fair weather when the air, surface and membrane are at temperatures of 25°F (-4°C) or higher. After precipitation, allow a minimum of 24 hours for drying before installing the flashing.
Install directly onto a clean and dry surface. Some compatible substrates include wood, plywood, oriented strand board, metal, concrete and masonry. Remove dust, dirt, and loose nails. Protrusions must be removed. Surfaces shall have no voids, damaged, or unsupported areas. Repair surfaces before installing the membrane.