Acoustical Ceilings, also known as: drop ceilings, suspended ceilings, or sound panels: They may look like they’re just long, wide expanses of filler as they sit atop walls, concealing the structural, electrical, and mechanical systems above them. However, those seemingly insignificant ceilings play a huge role in establishing a space’s mood, ambiance and—most importantly—functionality.
The ceiling you choose impacts not only the brightness and reflectivity of light in a room, hallway, or entryway but also the brightness and reflectivity of the sounds within and around an area. The materials you choose and how they’re installed determine which sounds carry and how far they’ll travel. In today’s stylish open floor plans, high ceilings, and popular multi-use spaces, the wrong choices can send anything from the splash of water to a bare whisper rippling and bouncing throughout a house.
That’s why acoustical ceilings manufacturers such as CertainTeed and National Gypsum have become high-tech problem solvers, offering high-performance ceilings tailored to a home’s layout, design, style, and function. Tiles and panels offer the ability to dampen and even block sound, and just because you need privacy in one area of a space doesn’t mean you have to have it everywhere. A variety of options and styles—from smoothly classic to edgy textures and baffles—lets you place high-performance tiles where you need them most without a break in uniformity, style, or appearance. With ceiling tile and panel selections in fiberglass, gypsum, and mineral fiber, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect look, custom fit, and performance level for every area of a home, workshop, or business.
Meanwhile, acoustical ceiling suspension systems give you the space for and easy access to all of the circuitry, ductwork, and home systems that make life more comfortable. They’re an easy option for remodels, additions, and updates because they’re affordable and easy to install—the perfect solution for contractors and do-it-yourselfers alike.
Whether you’re ready to learn how to hang an acoustical ceiling or want to compare the compatibility of sound-absorbing tiles and sound-blocking panels with your latest construction project, stop by your nearest Builders FirstSource location in New York. We can help you find the right tile and suspension system for your application and guide you from quote to completion. We have showrooms in Cicero and Clifton Park, as well as full-service lumberyards in Bayport, Congers, Farmingdale, Johnstown, Mahopac, Mexico, Middletown, New Hyde Park, Rosendale, Ticonderoga, and Vails Gate. When you raise a roof, make sure the ceiling beneath it is a beautiful, high-performance acoustical one able to soften the sounds of living.