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Rigid Board Insulation

Continuous thermal barrier for metal building walls and roofs

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Polyiso Rigid Foam Board Insulation

Closed-cell, performing well in metal building roofs and walls in a large temperature range

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Fiberglass Board Insulation

Used for roofs and walls in metal buildings, typically available in R-values from 4 to 12

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Extruded Polystyrene Foam Board Insulation

Helps provide a continuous layer of thermal and moisture protection in metal building walls

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Expanded Polystyrene Foam Board Insulation

Budget-friendly insulation for metal building walls, foundations, and roofs

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How to Use Rigid Board Insulation

Rigid board insulation is great for metal building roofs, walls, vertical and flat concrete, and below grade as a continuous insulation application. It can be installed on purlins, girts, studs, or concrete with various trim products, depending on the application. If you need help deciding if rigid board insulation is right for your application, contact your local Service Partners team today.

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. (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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Tape

Seals joints and patches areas from air for the long-term

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PVC Trim

Popular trim product that is used for joints and exposed edges

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Fasteners

Used to fasten banding to purlins during roof insulation applications

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About Rigid Board Insulation

Rigid board insulation is lightweight and easy to install in metal building roofs, walls, floors, and below grade, allowing for continuous insulation and an effective vapor barrier.

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 metal building roof, walls, flooring and below grade. It a form of continuous insulation, offering a continuous vapor barrier and eliminating thermal bridging. It is useful in a wide range of environment types, including high heat, cold and humidity. It is known for durability and reduces the need for liner panels and paint.

We Carry the Rigid Board Insulation Brands You Want

If you are in need of rigid board insulation products for your metal building insulation project, look no further than Service Partners. We carry the top brands of rigid board insulation, including DuPont, Owens Corning, Rmax, Hunter, Atlas, FMI-EPS, Insulfoam, Carpenter, and CertainTeed. To get help finding the right product and brand for your metal building application, contact your local team today.

Rigid Board Insulation Supplies Near You

No matter where you are located in the United States, Service Partners has a local branch near you to get the rigid board insulation supplies to you when you need them. We also provide helpful information on our products and can help answer installation questions. Enjoy our next day delivery and service to keep your project running on time. Contact us today!

Rigid Board Insulation Benefits

Rigid board insulation provides a number of benefits to metal building insulation projects, including the ability to be used in a wide range of applications, ease of application and a high-performing thermal barrier.

Used for a Wide Range of Above and Below Grade Applications

Rigid board insulation can be used in your metal building project in a wide range of applications, which makes it a very useful form of insulation. Beyond metal buildings, rigid board insulation can also be used for any construction type for these purposes. If you need help figuring out if rigid board insulation is right for your project, contact your local team today.

Ease of Application

Being a form of continuous insulation, rigid board insulation is both lightweight and easy to apply for whatever application you’re using it for in your metal building project. If ease of installation is important to you, rigid board is a cost-effective, easy installation choice for roofs, walls, and below grade.

Excellent Thermal Barrier

Since rigid board insulation is a continuous form of insulation, it provides a continuous thermal barrier. You can trust rigid board insulation to keep vapors out, eliminate mold build up, and increase energy efficiency in a metal building. Plus, it eliminates thermal bridging. Expect rigid board to be an aid in providing measurable energy savings in your metal building project.

Common Rigid Board Insulation Questions

Our Service Partners team gets a number of questions about rigid board insulation. Review the answers below and get in touch with us if you have any additional questions.

What Is Insulation Facing?

Insulation products are available both faced and unfaced. If an insulation product is faced, it has an additional layer on one side that is usually made with paper or plastic. This extra layer helps keep elements like moisture and heat out, preventing mold build up, increasing energy efficiency and reducing damage to construction over time.

Where in a Building Is Rigid Board Insulation Normally Used?

Rigid board insulation is widely used in below and above grade applications, such as roofs, walls, floors and more, in both residential and commercial projects, including metal buildings. It can be utilized in any climate zone and construction type. To get help finding the right rigid board insulation product for your application, contact us today.

What Are the R-Values for Rigid Board Insulation?

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. The higher the R-value for your area, the thicker the insulation needs to be.

In What Geographies Can Rigid Board Insulation Be Used?

Rigid board insulation is a lightweight, easy-to-use form of continuous insulation that provides a number of benefits to a wide range of geographies. No matter if you live in a high heat, cold, or humid environment, rigid board insulation is a great choice for your metal building’s walls, roof, and floors. It helps improve energy efficiency at a low cost.

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

Rigid board insulation is utilized in both residential and commercial construction, including metal buildings. Different forms of rigid board insulation are best suited for different applications and construction types. To figure out which rigid board insulation is most beneficial for your application and project, our team members are here to help. Contact us today!

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