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Why You Should Insulate Your Basement Walls

While you might not realize it, basement wall insulation can rot, age and deteriorate if neglected, resulting in higher noise levels and energy costs. Hidden air gaps can force your HVAC system to work harder and age prematurely.

Benefits of insulating basement walls include:

  • Improved energy efficiency, moisture resistance and installation ease.
  • Enhanced comfort by maintaining consistent indoor temperatures.
  • Prevention of moisture and mold issues.

We can help you choose the best types of insulation for basement walls. Some options include rigid foam boards, spray foam, and fiberglass batts.

Builders Installed Products Albany

Builders Installed Products Albany provides residential and commercial insulating materials in Albany, NY. Whether you’re starting new construction and want commercial insulation or need reinsulating materials for your home, we can help.

Insulating basement floors, ceilings, and walls is a sound investment. We can help with project goals such as reducing noise, converting to eco-friendly materials and improving energy efficiency and comfort.

If you need insulation installation in Albany for your home or business, contact Builders Installed Products of Albany.

Why You Should Consider Insulating Your Basement Ceiling

Because heat rises, insulating your basement ceiling can help regulate room temperatures. In colder months, homes can lose about 25% of their heat. Combat this with insulation methods like fiberglass batts, foam board or spray foam.

If too much humidity is present, a vapor barrier might be necessary when reinsulating. Our insulation contractors can help if your home has water seepage, moisture or condensation.

The importance of insulating your basement ceiling includes:

  • Reducing heat loss through floors.
  • Enhancing overall energy efficiency of the home.
  • Soundproofing benefits for noise reduction between floors.

Insulating Your Basement Floor

Basement insulation options, such as rigid foam or under-slab insulation, will depend on your area’s climate and the type of basement floor, such as concrete, crawl spaces, unheated basements, blocks or beams.

Factors include moisture resistance and if a moisture barrier is necessary to block ground moisture. Another consideration is the installation complexity. Some homeowners add foam insulation. It will not lower energy costs, but it can block condensation.

Benefits of insulating basement floors include:

  • Improved comfort for occupants.
  • Prevention of moisture infiltration.
  • Reduction of cold drafts from the ground.

Best R-Value for Basement Insulation

Insulation helps block air pockets and diminish heat transfer based on an R-value or thermal resistance level. The higher the R-number, the more the insulation can resist heat. Subsequently, your heating and cooling system will be able to keep rooms consistently pleasant.

Use our R-Value Insulation Guide to determine the R-numbers required in your climate zone, and then schedule an in-home consultation to speak with a local insulation expert for precise recommendations.

Falling under Zone 4, colder climates with frigid winters like in Albany, which might feel like Zone 5, can benefit from R-49 to R-60 for attic insulation and R-25 to R-30 for floors.

Factors influencing the best R-value for basement insulation include:

  • Climate zone considerations
  • Local building codes and regulations
  • Specific requirements for energy efficiency

Why Choose Builders Installed Products Albany?

Established in 1993, Builders Installed Products Albany provides the highest-quality insulation materials. Schedule a consultation with our insulation professionals for personalized advice and installation services.

We offer flexible financing, and the federal tax rebate program can also increase your savings.

In addition to residential and commercial insulation, our products include aluminum gutters, gutter covers, air sealing and ventilation solutions, closet and shelving systems, mirrors and bath hardware.

We have excellent reviews and an online photo gallery. Let our knowledgeable contractors help you find the best insulation for your project needs.

Get a FREE insulation installation quote in Albany today. Contact us about your budget needs, space, project scope and location. 


Builders has earned our business by partnering with us to research and deliver quality products combined with professional workmanship, and I look forward to working with them in the future.

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Fiberglass Insulation

Our insulation team adds energy efficiency, comfort and value to homes and buildings.

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Foam Insulation

We spray foam both open and closed cell in existing and new construction homes.

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Cellulose Insulation

Our team installs cellulose for both new construction and retrofit projects.

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We provide comprehensive gutter services for new and existing homes.

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Leaf Protection

Our leaf protection products are second to none.

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Air Sealing

We include air sealing in our insulation projects

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We strive to maintain ventilation in our insulation projects.

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We provide quality shelving and storage solutions for builders and contractors.

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We offer all types of mirrors - from standard sizes to custom cuts.

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Bath Accessories

We supply bathroom hardware and accessories for new homes.

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