Insulation is protection for your home. It guards against the transfer of heat, cold, and even sound according to its R-value—one simple number derived from a complex calculation. The higher the R-value, the better a material insulates. In the Northeast in New York, that means baseline numbers of at least 49 for ceilings, 20 for wood-frame walls, and 30 for floors. However, it’s never as simple as just laying fluffy batt after fluffy batt until you reach the magic number. Location in a home, the materials used in building the home, and contact points all directly impact what will work and what won’t. That’s why you need a full-service insulation supplier, like Builders FirstSource, that’s ready to help.
We carry all of the materials and brands you need to insulate every part of a home—from basements and attics to walls, floors, and even interior areas where you want more privacy. And we can help you insulate it so that it will last thanks to the variety of products produced by quality insulation manufacturers such as Owens Corning, Knauf Insulation, and Rockwool.
Yes, we’ll always have the standard fluffy pink fiberglass batts and rolls—papered and unpapered—but we also stock batts and rolls of mineral wool, as well as all of the insulation board, sheathing, and wraps that allow you to build effective R-values under even the most challenging conditions. Choose from extruded polystyrene insulation board options that are impervious to moisture, are channeled with drains, or are actually engineered to be loadbearing. Or check out the acoustical properties of mineral wool insulation board or the advancements in basement insulation. For professional jobs, we can also supply you with blown insulation and spray foam insulation. And we have all of the finishing insulation joint tapes and canned foams you need for any job.
Whatever your preferred insulating material (fiberglass, stone wool or mineral wool, or extruded polystyrene) or form (batts, rolls, sheets, boards, or bags of fluff) you can find them all at your nearest Builders FirstSource location. Visit us at our showrooms in Cicero or Clifton Park, or stock up at our full-service lumberyards in Bayport, Congers, Farmingdale, Johnstown, Mahopac, Mexico, Middletown, New Hyde Park, Rosendale, Ticonderoga, and Vails Gate. Our experienced construction professionals are ready to help you build your R-values—from addition to quote to completion.