What's a recommended ceiling?


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Old 02-12-07, 07:59 AM
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What's a recommended ceiling?

I am getting ready to hang some florescent light fixtures in my new garage/workshop and am trying to decide what to use for my ceiling. Should I use drywall, 1/4 inch plywood or what?
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Drywall is probably the best choice. 1/4" ply would be too flimsy without the addition of extra framing. I have seen a few that used 1/2 osb and even the stryofoam insulation boards.

Drywall makes for a nicer ceiling and painted white will help to illuminate the space.
 
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Thanks, I'm assuming you mean 1/2 drywall.
 
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While 5/8" drywall makes a better looking ceiling, 1/2" is often used with decent results.
 
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the same steel that is used for the exterior walls of pole buildings

You can get it any color you want. (although white is a good choice)

it is not affected by moisture

It does not sag with age

It is very hard to put a hole in it when I get po'd and throw a tool. (I didn't say that out loud did I?)
 
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Probably ought to point out that steel panels can be more difficult to install - especially if the room is out of square but it would cut out the need for finishing and painting.


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I wouldn't worry about a thrown tool denting the metal, I'd be afraid it might come back down and dent my head
 
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I would think that metal would be easy for condensation to form . I am an OSB guy. Cheap, easy to install, and you can hang things from it anywhere you like. You can even paint it white or whatever.
 
 

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