Product Highlight: Thermafiber Rain Barrier

Thermafiber RainBarrier/Continuous Insulation products are designed for exceptional performance in rain screen and cavity wall construction applications RainBarrier HD provide energy saving continuous insulation (ci), fire protection, and acoustical control while efficiently draining water from a wall cavity system. RainBarrier products are non-combustible and compatible with common wall ties and air barrier systems.

A few characteristics:

- Non-combustible, non-deteriorating, & inorganic

- Repels and efficiently drains water

- Heavy density rigid board

- Conserves energy, reduces Greenhouse gas and carbon emissions

- Fire resistant to temperatures above 2000º F (1,093º C)

- Controls noise and sound

- Available in dark and regular colored fibers.

For additional information on Thermafiber Rain Barrier, please contact your local Service Partners branch. You can find the Rain Barrier HD Data Sheet here.


Accessories Galore!

Service Partners is the largest insulation distributor in the United States with 75+ branches nationwide. However, we carry a wide range of other building materials & accessories across the country.  Here is a list of a few of the other product categories we carry.

- Paint Supplies & Accessories
- Flooring & Tile
- Gutters
- Hardware
- Shelving Products
- Roofing / Shingles
- Insulation Equipment

Our nationwide network of distribution facilities provides quality products from the country’s top manufacturers including 3m, Convenience Products, BASF, Knauf, CertainTeed, Owens Corning, Bayer and Ample Supply to name a few.


Commercial & Industrial Insulation!

Service Partners’ Metal Building Insulation Division or MBI for short provides many commercial and industrial organizations with various supplies for insulating commercial buildings.

We are laminators of insulation to vapor retarders and carry a long list of products including fall protection systems like Skyweb II™ and Elaminator™ and high R-value systems that including Simple Saver™, long tabbed banding systems and polyiso board systems. Furthermore, we also supply doors, canopies, daylights and skylights.

 

Click on any one of the buttons below for more detail on our commercial and industrial products.

 

 Fiberglass Insulation & Vapor Barriers  High R-Value Insulation Systems  Fall Protection  Doors, Canopies, Daylighting, Skylights  Board & Concrete Construction Insulation

Google Buys Nest

NEST

Recently Google bought Nest, a digital thermostat company for 3 billion dollars. Nest thermostats are much more than a digital thermostat that can be connected to the web and controlled by your smart phone. They are also self learning thermostats that will change their behavior based on your personal schedule. Nest takes the programmer thermostat to a whole new level for homeowners. However, these devices aren’t cheap costing roughly $250 a piece. You don’t have to spend $250 for a digital thermostat for your customer’s home but a nice programmer thermostat will do just as good of job in helping make a home more energy efficient.

 

Google buying Nest signals that major companies, including technology companies, are willing to bet big on the home energy market and are looking to integrate technology to help homes become more energy efficient. Continuously be on the lookout for new technology similar to Nest Thermostats that make their way to market as they can help you integrate technology into your customer’s home giving you an edge over your competition.


Cold Weather Wake Up Call | Pipe Insulation

Pipe Insulation

Many of us are still feeling the effects of the extreme cold weather that has continuously ripped through the United States the last couple of weeks.  Many homeowners forget that these extreme cold temperatures can have a lasting impact on pipes.  As water freezes in pipes, it can lead to built up pressure eventually causing the pipe to burst.   A good way to help prevent water pipes from bursting during cold temperatures is to insulate them.Pipe insulation is easy to install and can go along way to helping prevent unwanted leaks under your house or in your basement.

 

 


Importance of Soffit Vents With Chutes

Soffit vents are used in many homes to allow air into the attic.  This air is controlled and shouldn’t be confused with air leakage.  Controlled air flow into the attic allows a way to remove moisture and control temperature.    The challenge is to make sure that the insulation installed in the attic does not stop airflow.  The way to combat this is to install a vent chute that allows air to flow up and over the insulation.    Service Partners carries a variety of vents and baffles that you can install for your customers to help with airflow in the attic.

If you or your business is interested in learning more about building science consider taking our Building Performance Institute classes.

 

BPI Certification


Recessed Lights – Air Sealing

Many older homes that have recessive lighting may not have insulation contact (IC) lights.   As a contractor or homeowner this is one thing that you can check to make sure air leakage is kept to a minimum.  If the recess light is not IC it is recommend you replace the light fixture with one that is IC rated.  Upon replacement you can then place insulation in direct contact with the fixture, helping to minimize the transfer of air.

Recessed Lights