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About Poly Film

  • Polyethylene Poly Sheeting is a general purpose poly film
  • Ranges from standard to heavy duty thickness
  • Also known as Visqueen Film
  • Used as a vapor barrier for concrete and between drywall and insulation
  • Can be used to cover a crawl space, under wood floors and other covering applications
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About Poly Film

General purpose poly film and poly sheeting is available in a variety of thicknesses for a multitude of purposes including residential and commercial construction.

What is Poly Film?

Poly film is a general purpose polyethylene film or sheeting that is used in homes, businesses, gardens, greenhouses and more. It can be used for construction, painting, and landscaping and is sometimes called plastic construction film, agriculture film or Visqueen Film. It can be installed in walls, ceilings and crawl spaces. Poly film makes a great vapor barrier as well.

We Carry the Poly Film Brands You Want

Two of the brands of poly film that we carry at Service Partners include Poly-America and Shields Bag Co. Poly-America manufactures a variety of polyethylene-based products including poly sheeting, specialty films and vapor barriers. Shields Bag and Printing Co. is a manufacturer of flexible packaging and heat resistant industrial film.

Poly Film Supplies Near You

Service Partners is a convenient poly film supplier. Our 75-plus locations nation-wide carry a large selection of poly film and sheeting. We can recommend a brand and thickness to fit your project needs and budget. You can get your poly film quickly and easily with same day pick up or next day delivery. Call your local branch for a free quote today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where in a building or home is poly film normally used?
Poly film is commonly used as a vapor barrier in walls and ceilings. Reinforced poly sheeting should be installed on the inner, heated surface of insulation where vapor pressure is the highest. This helps prevent moisture and vapor from reaching the cooler air and condensing.
Why use poly film?
When moisture reaches cooler air, it condenses and can create unwanted moisture. Other common uses of poly film include construction projects, paint protection, agriculture applications (including greenhouses) and in crawl spaces. It can even be used as pond lining and as weed preventer in gardens.
What are the benefits of using poly film?
Poly film is an inexpensive way to help prevent moisture build up, and it is easy to install as a vapor barrier. It has a wide variety of applications. Poly film and sheeting are available in 1.5 mil to 6 mil thickness, so you can choose the appropriate thickness for each project.
In what geographies can poly film be used?
Poly film is an appropriate choice in all climate zones. Consult the climate zone map as well as your local building codes to select the right poly film product for your needs. Your local Service Partners branch can also help recommend a poly film.

Poly Film Benefits

Poly film and poly sheeting are inexpensive and easy to install. Poly film has a wide variety of applications and comes in several thicknesses.

Many Applications

There are so many uses for poly film and poly sheeting. It can be installed in walls, ceilings and crawl spaces. It has many uses in construction and painting projects to protect areas from damage. It can be used in commercial agriculture, residential landscaping and even in greenhouses. Anywhere you need a covering, you can use poly film and poly sheeting.

Excellent Vapor Barrier

One of the common uses of poly film is as a vapor barrier. It can be installed over concrete, between drywall and insulation, in a crawl space and under wood floors. To be an effective vapor barrier, the poly film or sheeting should be installed on the inner, heated surface of the insulation where vapor pressure is the highest. This will prevent vapor from reaching the cooler air and condensing.

Easy to Use

Poly film and poly sheeting are used in so many applications because it is easy to install. Poly film is available in thicknesses that range from 1.5 mil to 6 mil making it easy to select a product that fits each project whether it is commercial, residential, agricultural or something else. Another great benefit to poly film is that it is inexpensive so it can fit into many project budgets.

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