Barriers and Facings

Restrict movement of water, air or vapor between spaces

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The Barriers and Facings Products You Need

Reinforced Facings

High impact tear strength resistant to rips, tears and punctures

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Poly Film

General purpose polyethylene film with a range of thicknesses

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Liquid Flashing

Water barrier used around irregular and window rough openings

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Keeps water out of unwanted areas around intentional building holes

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Air and Vapor Barriers and Retarders

Barriers and retarders to stop air and moisture leaks

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The Brands You Trust

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Shields Logo - A Novolex Brand
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Where Barriers and Facings are Used

Barriers and facings are generally used as an air or vapor barrier or as protection from damage. Barriers and facings are installed in residential and commercial buildings on both interiors and exteriors, depending on the type of product used.

Barrier and Facing Applications

Barriers and facings protect insulation from damage, prevent air leakage, and keep moisture from entering a building and causing problems. Products like poly film and reinforced facings are types of coverings for protection. Air and vapor barriers, flashing and liquid flashing are used to keep air and water out of structures.

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Common Accessories

Hammer Tackers and Staplers

Hammer Tackers & Staplers

Lightweight to heavy-duty models for easy installation of poly, netting or other materials

Pneumatic Stapler

Pneumatic Tackers

Provides precision staple spacing, ease of use and quick loading capabilities

Facing Tapes

Use with air and vapor barriers along with drainage plane building materials

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About Barriers and Facings

Barriers and facings are used to protect from damage. Barriers and facings are an integral part of an insulation system and provide structural strength.

What are Barriers and Facings?

Barriers and facings both are used to prevent damage, just in different ways. Barriers include poly film, air barriers, vapor barriers and retarders and flashing including liquid flashing. Most barriers are designed to keep air and/or water out. Reinforced facings provide high impact tear strength resistant to rips, tears and punctures.

We Carry the Barrier and Facing Brands You Want

Service Partners carries some of the most popular brands of barriers and facings. We carry reinforced facing from Lamtec, poly film from Poly-America and Shields Bag Co., air and vapor barriers and retarders from Henry Company and CertainTeed, flashing from Dupont, and liquid flashing from Raven Industries. Contact your local Service Partners branch for more information on these brands.

Barrier and Facing Supplies Near You

Whether you need air barriers or vapor barriers, poly film or reinforced facing, Service Partners has the barrier and facing supplies you need. With over 75 locations throughout the United States, we can easily supply insulation barriers or facings for any type of residential or commercial construction application. To keep your project moving, we offer same day pickup or next day delivery.

Barrier and Facing Benefits

Insulation barriers help to protect from air and water damage as well as from accidental damage due to rips, tears or punctures. Facing keeps water out of intentional holes.

Protect From Damage

In industrial settings, reinforced facings keep exposed insulation from being damaged in high traffic areas. Poly film and poly sheeting is used for protection in construction, painting, agriculture and more. Air and vapor barriers stop air and moisture leakage. Flashing prevents water from entering via intentional holes like doors, windows and chimneys.

Install in any Building

Barriers and facings can be used in all types of residential and commercial buildings. They are used in metal industrial warehouses, greenhouses, walls, ceilings, crawl spaces, basements, bathrooms and roofs. Barriers like poly film and sheeting even have uses in landscaping, gardens and ponds. Proper product selection and installation is important for maximum results.

Improve Building Longevity

When air and water enter a building structure, they can cause damage. Air leakage decreases energy efficiency and comfort. Air leakage can also bring in moisture. When water vapor meets cooler air, it can cause condensation. Water build up in any type of structure can cause damage from things like rot, mold and mildew. To improve the longevity of your building projects, use the appropriate barriers and facings.

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.

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