Foam tapes are either single sided or double sided for a wide variety of applications. They can be permanent or removable and distribute stress and weight more evenly than other fasteners. The foam core takes more of the stress than the two adhesive sides, which allows mounting of heavy objects. These tapes are also used for automotive bonding and sealing applications. Single-sided foam tapes are used in sealing applications where one side contacts a surface that may move, such as a window or door. Both double-sided and single-sided foam tapes are used to dampen vibration and sound, as well as in gasketing applications where thick foam seals out moisture and gas.