Duct tape is the universal fix-anything tool for a good reason. The adhesive roll is highly versatile, super-strong adhering, and highly resilient. Duct tape is so reliable that NASA astronauts take it on missions and Olympic athletes use it to repair equipment.
Duct tape's popularity has led to an astounding number of nicknames. It is known as 100-mile an hour tape because it can reportedly withstand winds up to 100 miles an hour. It is called grip tape and grab tape for its powerful adhesion and construction tape for its use in construction. Its wide range of uses brought the nicknames everything tape, anything tape, and fix-it tape. The name duck tape is not a misspelling but a reference to the sturdy cotton duck cloth originally used in duct tape backing.
Tape Jungle stocks much more than your standard silver duct tape. At Tape Jungle, you can buy duct tape in various colors, grades, and widths. Order a single roll for small projects, or save yourself some money by ordering a whole case of bulk duct tape.
Duct Tape Grades
Although all types of duct tape are multi-purpose, different grades are specialized for different tasks. Knowing the properties of different grades is important to get the results and performance you need. At Tape Jungle, you can buy duct tape in 7 mils grade, industrial grade, and contractors' grade.
The average duct tape is 7 mils grade, making it sturdy enough for most purposes and thin enough to be hand-tearable. It has good tensile strength and conforms to irregular surfaces. If you need an inexpensive general-purpose tape, 7 mils is the right choice.
Industrial grade is more durable and has the added benefit of excellent water resistance. The web tears evenly, which makes it ideal for neat packaging. It is recommended for packing shipments, outdoor use, and sealing ductwork.
Contractors' grade gets its name from contractor applications. It is resistant to temperatures up to 176°F, which makes it great for sealing thermal insulation. It's also used in ductwork sealing and seaming, vinyl repair, asbestos abatement, and a huge variety of HVAC applications.
Selecting the Right Duct Tape Grade
If you are making a simple repair, a lower grade and lower tensile strength duct tape will get the job done. Low grades are also a good choice if you intend to remove the tape soon. Ordinary 7 mils duct tape is perfect for temporary repairs since it has a comparatively weak adhesive and can be removed without too much trouble.
However, if you have heavy objects or need to apply a permanent adhesive, you will want to go with a higher grade with high tensile strength. Higher grades tend to be more expensive but more resistant to wear and damage. Applying high-quality duct tape once is cheaper than using a low-quality tape multiple times. Plus, if you place a bulk order, the price per roll drops dramatically.
Duct Tape Colors
Tape Jungle sells duct tape in as many as 18 popular colors, and you can even buy striped or camouflage-colored duct tape. These colored duct tape options are great for color coordinating your projects and tasks for easy visual identification. More importantly, colored duct tape is essential if you need specific colors to comply with standard building or workplace conventions.
Common uses of colored duct tape include:
- Black and yellow hazard tape: Used to mark work zones, tripping hazards, and other potentially dangerous areas.
- Red tape: Used to identify fire prevention equipment.
- Yellow tape: Used to mark aisles and work cells.
Fluorescent Duct Tape
You can purchase fluorescent-colored duct tape in green, orange, pink, or yellow. These vivid colors are popular for floor markings in low-light venues such as nightclubs. In venues using a black light, fluorescent duct tape provides excellent visibility.
You can also use fluorescent-colored duct tape for safety purposes. Attach it to a bike or tree to prevent nighttime car collisions. Mark exit routes intended for emergency use. Outline stair steps to avoid tripping in poor light conditions. Some people even make safety vests by layering strips of fluorescent duct tape on their clothes.
Ordering From Tape Jungle
No matter what you need, we have duct tape perfect for you. When you are ready to place your order, we invite you to use our convenient and secure on-site shopping cart. This will allow us to process your order quickly and get your duct tape selections shipped out to you fast. Place your order any time day or night, because we know your workday doesn't always stop at 5 o'clock. You can pay using any major credit card or PayPal.
Customize your order based on color, tape width, and the number of rolls. Tape Jungle sells industrial, colored duct tape in everything from standard gray to cool teal to vibrant orange. Tape width ranges from 1 inch to 6 inches. Cases of bulk duct tape carry anywhere from 8 to 48 rolls. Remember, duct tape never expires, so err on the side of ordering more tape than you think you will need. That extra tape is bound to come in handy someday.
Learn More About Tape Jungle
Thank you for choosing TapeJungle.com, The Internet's Tape Superstore. We always appreciate your business! To learn more about our duct tape varieties, click on the name of your preferred duct tape. You can also peruse other tape options by selecting any heading at the top of the home page.
If you need to ask us a question (we love to answer them, by the way) or need help placing your order, please contact usvia email. Although we mainly ship in the U.S. and Canada, you can get a quote for an international order by emailing us. No matter how you choose to order, we look forward to serving you.