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Heavy Duty Duct Tape

Duct tape is a durable, water resistant tape that has been popular since the 1940s for household repairs, industrial sealing, and crafts. Heavy-duty duct tape refers to a stronger, thicker tape that has more adhesive backing. Look to Staples® for quality office supplies and adhesives such as duct tape, glue, and caulk.

Choosing a Heavy-Duty Duct Tape
While it is easy to get excited by the many colors and patterns of duct tape, length, width, thickness, and tensile strength also help determine which heavy-duty duct tape is best for a project. These adhesive reels come in 1.88 to 3-inch widths, in rolls ranging from 10 to 60 yards long. The thickness is measured from the backing to the adhesive. Thin models are more flexible but can be harder to work with and lack tensile strength. Thicker products tend to hold more weight without tearing and adhere more securely to rough surfaces.

Well Made Heavy-Duty Duct Tapes Make Projects Go Well

Heavy-duty models differ from gaffers tape by having a high thread count cloth, or scrim, base which is co-extruded to the backing, with a thicker layer of rubber adhesive. A good heavy-duty tape will grip to rough surfaces, tear easily by hand, and can withstand moisture, temperature variations, and UV rays. All duct tapes will have a rubber-based adhesive, and those with more rubber will stick more aggressively. A cloth scrim with a higher thread count gives greater material strength, meaning it can hold weight without tearing under stress. The closer the threads of the scrim are, the more easily it can be torn by hand. The polyethylene backing holds the adhesive to the scrim and creates a flexible, waterproof barrier. Heavy-duty examples made by co-extruding the backing to the scrim are less likely to separate than those made by laminating the scrim to the polyethylene.

What Will Heavy-Duty Duct Tape Stick To?
Because heavy-duty duct tape has a thick layer of natural rubber adhesives, it can stick to nearly any surface. It adheres as well to uneven surfaces such as stone, stucco, and brick as it does to smooth surfaces like glass and metal. The tape's weather resistant design makes it excellent for use both inside and outdoors.

How Can the Quality of Heavy-Duty Duct Tape be Determined?
Generally speaking, a heavy-duty duct tape can be judged by looking at its cloth weave. A tighter weave in the scrim creates a stronger tape that tears easily by hand but not under the weight it bears. Gaps in the weave may allow moisture between the layers and is harder to rip without using a blade.

What Quantities Does Heavy-Duty Duct Tape Come In?
This super-strong adhesive is available in single rolls of 1.88 inches x 10 yards, 1.88 inches x 60 yards, 2 inches x 27 feet, 2 inches x 60 yards, and 3 inches x 60 yards. Thickness ranges from 10 to 13 mil. These roll sizes are also available in cases of 2 rolls, 3 rolls, and 16 rolls.
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Duck® Professional Grade Duct Tape Grey, 1.88" x 60 Yards
Item : 483071 / Model : B-600
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  • 1.88" x 60 yards
  • Recommended for contractors and do-it-yourself users
  • More aggressive adhesion characteristics than Original Strength Duck Tape
8.09 $8.09
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Duck Tape® Brand Duct Tape, Colors
Item : SS1059317
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  • High performance strength and adhesion characteristics
  • Strong and durable
  • Assorted colors available
As low as 6.09 $6.09
Multiple options available
Gorilla Repair, 2" x 27', Clear, 1/Roll (6027003)
Item : 2302077 / Model : ADHGGTCLR
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  • Gorilla repair
  • 2" x 27'
  • 7 mil clear polypropylene backing
20.29 $20.29
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T-REX® Extreme Hold Mounting Tape, Black, 1" x 60" (285337)
Item : 24338434 / Model : 285337
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  • Permanent, doubled sided tape is .042 inches thick and holds up to 50 lbs. per roll or 4 inches of tape per each 4 lbs. of weight for heavy duty mounting applications
  • Works on a variety of surfaces including metal, glass, wood, concrete, brick, tile, and ceramic for an easy alternative to nails, screws, staples and glue
  • All weather mounting tape withstands high temperatures up to 200°F (93°C) for extreme hold during indoor/outdoor use and is weather resistant for year-long durability
9.99 $9.99
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Duck Max™ Extreme Weather Duct Tape, Silver, 1.88" x 20 Yards (241635)
Item : 24338427 / Model : 241635
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  • Waterproof backing stands up to extreme weather conditions
  • Formulated to work in cold temperatures
  • Superior adhesive strength, conformability and holding power
7.99 $7.99
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T-REX® Strong and Clear Mounting Tape, Clear, 1" x 60" (285338)
Item : 24338425 / Model : 285338
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  • Transparent, double sided tape is .039 inches thick and holds up to 30 lbs. per roll or 4 inches per each 2 lbs. of weight for discrete, heavy duty mounting applications
  • Permanent application that works on a variety of surfaces including metal, glass, wood, concrete, brick, tile and ceramic for an easy alternative to nails, screws, staples and glue
  • All weather mounting tape withstands high temperatures up to 200°F (93°C) for extreme hold during indoor/outdoor use and is weather & UV resistant for year-long durability
8.99 $8.99
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T-REX® Tape Mighty Roll, Gunmetal Gray, 1" x 10 Yards (241330)
Item : 24338430 / Model : 241330
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  • For indoor/outdoor use
  • Made with UV resistant materials that block harsh UV rays from weakening the tape adhesive
  • Can be used on brick, concrete, shingles, painted and non-painted wood, and vinyl siding
3.99 $3.99
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T-REX® Tape, Gunmetal Gray, 1.88" x 12 Yards (241309)
Item : 24338429 / Model : 241309
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  • For indoor/outdoor use
  • Made with UV resistant materials that block harsh UV rays from weakening the tape adhesive
  • Can be used on brick, concrete, shingles, painted and non-painted wood, and vinyl siding
6.99 $6.99
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Berry Plastics™ Nashua 357N 2" x 60 yds. x 13 mil Nuclear Grade Duct Tape, Red
Item : 1161871 / Model : 573-357975
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  • Red
  • Outstanding performance over wide range of temperatures
  • Thickness: 13 mil
28.49 $28.49
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Tape Logic Duct Tape, 10 Mil, 2" x 60 yds., Blue, 3/Case (T987100BLU3P)
Item : 2301926 / Model : T987100BLU3P
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  • Tape Logic Duct Tape
  • 2" x 60 yds.
  • 10 Mil Blue Backing
38.89 $38.89
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T-REX® Ferociously Strong Clear Repair Tape, Clear, 1.88" x 9 Yards (241535)
Item : 24338432 / Model : 241535
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  • Aggressive adhesive sticks to wet surfaces
  • All-weather for use on indoor and outdoor repairs
  • Applies at below freezing temperatures
9.99 $9.99
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T-REX® Tape, Gunmetal Gray, 1.88" x 35 Yards (240998)
Item : 24338441 / Model : 240998
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  • For indoor/outdoor use
  • Made with UV resistant materials that block harsh UV rays from weakening the tape adhesive
  • Can be used on brick, concrete, shingles, painted and non-painted wood, and vinyl siding
12.99 $12.99
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Duck Max™ Duct Tape, Silver, 1.88" x 45 Yards (241618)
Item : 24338426 / Model : 241618
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  • High tensile and tear strength for a long-lasting and durable hold
  • Great stretch and conformability to hold tightly around corners, bends and curves
  • Co-extruded tape for durability and long-term performance
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Tape Logic™ 3/Pack 3" x 60 yds. 10 mil Duct Tapes
Item : SS2880643
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  • Available colors: Beige, black, blue, brown, green, olive green, orange, red, silver, white and yellow
  • Size: 3"(W) x 60 yds.(L)
  • Moist resistance, great for weather proofing, HVAC, duct repair and maintained
As low as 55.29 $55.29
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Tape Logic™ 16/Pack 3" x 60 yds. 10 mil Duct Tapes
Item : SS2880644
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  • Available colors: Beige, black, blue, brown, green, olive green, orange, red, silver, white and yellow
  • Size: 3"(W) x 60 yds.(L)
  • Moist resistance, great for weather proofing, HVAC, duct repair and maintained
As low as 191.79 $191.79
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Duck® Brand Fun Duct Tape, Blue Leopard Print, 1.88" x 10 Yards
Item : 949960 / Model : 281518
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  • Excellent for repairs, color-coding, fashion, crafting and imaginative projects
  • Tears easily by hand without curling and conforms to uneven surfaces
  • Natural rubber polyethylene material with 54lb.-per-inch tensile strength
6.09 $6.09
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Shurtape® 2" x 60 yds. x 10 mil Industrial Grade Duct Tape, Silver
Item : 1162118 / Model : 689PC-609-2-SIL
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  • Silver
  • Excellent holding power, good conformability, easy unwind and tear, waterproof backing
  • HVAC metal duct sealing, HVAC flex duct sealing, patching and mending insulation
11.19 $11.19
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