Common Barrier and Facing Questions
Barriers and facings are commonly used for protection from contact, air and water damage. They are used in many residential and commercial applications.
Why use Barriers and Facings?
Barriers and facings are used to protect insulation from damage, to prevent air leakage, and to keep moisture out. Poly film is a protective covering with a multitude of uses. Reinforced facing protects exposed insulation from rips, tears and holes. Vapor barriers and flashing are used to keep water out of structures.
Where in a Building are Barriers and Facings Normally Used?
Barriers and facings are installed in all types of buildings on both interiors and exteriors. They are used in walls, ceilings, windows, doors, roofs, crawl spaces, basements, bathrooms and more. Depending on the type of application you need, your local Service Partners team can help you select the barrier or facing that is right for the job.
In What Geographies Can Barriers and Facings Be Used?
Barriers and facings are used in all climate zones. You should consult the climate zone map as well as your local building codes when choosing barriers and facings. If you are unsure of which barrier or facing to use in your area, your local Service Partners branch can help.
Can Barriers and Facings Be Used in Residential or Commercial Construction?
Barriers and facings are widely used in residential and commercial construction. They are installed both inside and outside homes, businesses and other structures. Barriers and facings are a necessary part of almost any construction project because they protect areas from contact, air and water damage. Any structure that has intentional holes (like a door or window) will require flashing to keep water out.