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Rigid Board Insulation

Effective insulation for roofing, walls, below grade and in flooring

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The Rigid Board Insulation Products You Need

Polyiso Rigid Foam Board Insulation

A foam material, typically sandwiched between a facing material and a non-reflective material, used in wall and roof applications

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Fiberglass Board Insulation

A durable board insulation product used to insulate ceilings, walls and ductwork

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Extruded Polystyrene Foam Board Insulation (XPS)

A mid-grade foam board insulation commonly used in below grade, floor, wall and roof applications

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Expanded Polystyrene Rigid Foam Board Insulation (EPS)

A mid-grade foam board insulation commonly used in below grade, floor, wall and roof applications

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How to Use Rigid Board Insulation

Rigid board insulation is available in three primary types: extruded polystyrene, expanded polystyrene, and polyisocyanurate, which are typically used in roofing, wall, floor and below grade applications in all climate zones and construction types.

Rigid Board Insulation R-Values

Rigid boards provide R-values ranging from R-3.2 per inch to R-7 per inch and have a variety of thicknesses. To determine the thickness that needs to be installed, it’s important to know the recommended R-value for your area. This helps prevent heat from transferring through. The higher the R-value for your area, the thicker the insulation needs to be. (R-value requirements are governed by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) in each state or municipality. Please check with your AHJ to determine the correct code for your area.)

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Common Accessories

Dupont Weathermate Tape

Seals seams and joints from air infiltration on styrofoam house wrap and insulated sheeting; designed for cold and warm temperature application

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Rmax R-Seal 3000 Tape

Soft aluminum coating, designed for cold weather conditions; approved component for use with Thermasheath-XP

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Thermafiber RainBarrier Clips

Mechanically secures RainBarrier continuous insulation (ci) to exterior substrate

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About Rigid Board Insulation

Rigid board insulation products are lightweight and easy to handle for use in roofing, wall, floor and below grade applications in all climate zones and construction types.

What Is Rigid Board Insulation?

Rigid board insulation is available in three primary types: extruded polystyrene, expanded polystyrene, and polyisocyanurate, which are typically used in roofing, wall, floor and below grade applications in all climate zones and construction types throughout the U.S. Rigid board insulation products are lightweight and easy to handle, and they can eliminate thermal bridging. They are a form of continuous insulation, when applied externally as designed.

We Carry the Rigid Board Insulation Brands You Want

If you are a contractor looking for rigid board insulation products to fit your residential or commercial below and/or above grade application needs, your local Service Partners branch carries all of the top rigid board insulation brands that contractors trust, including Dupont, Owens Corning, Rmax, Hunter, Atlas, FMI-EPS, Insulfoam and Carpenter. To find out the product availability in your area, contact your local team today!

Rigid Board Insulation Supplies Near You

No matter where you are located in the United States, Service Partners has over 75 local branches to serve you and your team’s needs. We can help you find the exact type of rigid board insulation to use for your commercial or residential project, at your convenience. Enjoy our next day delivery and service to keep your project running on time. Contact us today!

Rigid Board Insulation Benefits

Rigid board insulation is a low-cost, lightweight and easy to handle insulation solution, which is approved for a wide range of below and above grade applications.

Lightweight and Easy to Handle

Rigid board insulation, including all of its types, is appreciated by contractors for being a lightweight, easy-to-handle insulation product. When you desire an easy installation process for your commercial or residential construction needs across the U.S., rigid board insulation is a great choice for you.

Approved for a Wide Range of Below and Above Grade Applications

Rigid board insulation products are readily used and approved for use in a variety of below and above grade applications. You can utilize rigid board insulation in both commercial and residential construction for roofing, walls, floors, and below grade applications across the United States.

Lower Cost

Since rigid board insulation products are lightweight, lower strength and typically have a lower R-value, they are a budget-friendly insulation solution for below and above grade applications in any construction and climate type across the U.S. To find out which rigid board insulation product is right for you, contact your local Service Partners branch today!

Common Rigid Board Insulation Questions

Our Service Partners pros get a number of common questions about rigid board insulation. See them and their answers below.

What Is Insulation Facing?

Facing on insulation is an added layer of protection from elements like heat and moisture, which is located on one side of the insulation material. It comes in a wide range of materials, but it typically made with paper, plastic or foil. Facing is vital for helping protect walls, ceilings, and other areas of construction from retaining moisture that can cause damage.

Where in a Building or Home Is Rigid Board Insulation Normally Used?

Rigid board insulation is a widely used product that is approved for above and below grade applications, and it is typically used in roofing, wall, floor and below grade applications. It is available for use in all climate zones and all construction types. To find the best type of rigid board insulation for your application, contact your local Service Partners team today!

What Are the R-Values for Rigid Board Insulation?

Rigid board insulation provides R-values ranging from R-3.2 per inch to R-7 per inch and have a variety of thicknesses. Find your R-value for your climate zone to determine the thickness that you need to achieve during installation, in order to effectively prevent heat transfer. The higher the R-value, the thicker the insulation layer needs to be.

In What Geographies Can Rigid Board Insulation Be Used?

Rigid board insulation is a lightweight, low-cost and easy-to-use insulation product that can be utilized in any geography across the United States. No matter where you and your project are located, you can find a type of rigid board insulation to suit your above and below grade needs. Contact a Service Partners team near you today for more information.

Can Rigid Board Insulation Be Used in Residential or Commercial Construction?

Rigid board insulation products are used in both residential and commercial construction. Extruded polystyrene foam board insulation and expanded polystyrene foam board insulation are utilized in both residential and commercial applications. Polyiso rigid foam board insulation is typically found in commercial applications but can also be utilized in residential construction. Fiberglass board insulation is mostly used in commercial construction.

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