Alternative to drywall on ceiling?


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Old 06-15-15, 12:53 AM
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Alternative to drywall on ceiling?

Got a room with an open beam ceiling with 4X6's spaced 28 1/2" apart. Depth is 5 1/2 inches. I would like to jam some rigid insulation up there and put some sort of light material up there as the finish. What do you think I could use that would look good? Wood paneling? And would that jive with fire code in Southern California?

I already finished 2 rooms with drywall. Had to build a wood frame up there and everything. I just don't want to put so much weight up there and I want an easier job.
 
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Old 06-15-15, 03:09 AM
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Can you post pictures of what you have? http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html

Anything you put up there will require better support than what you have. I would suggest running 28 1/2" joists between the beams, flush with the bottom at 16" on center for support of any surface you wanted...sheetrock, T1-11, bead board, etc. Not sure of local codes, especially in California.
 
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Old 06-15-15, 05:47 PM
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Here's the ceiling that I'm wanting to insulate.
I wonder if there's a government office I could call to find out.
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You could use furring strips across the room (1x4's) at 16" on center or even 24" on center, install your insulation above them and apply sheetrock, or panels.
 
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There are several ways to support the finished ceiling. Your real problem will be the insulation itself. You will be trapping moisture in the ceiling cavities because there is no way for air to flow through.
Let's wait for an Insulation Pro and see what options are available. I don't see any right off hand. The pictures look like a typical California lightweight patio addition that was enclosed at some point.
 
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Old 06-15-15, 07:31 PM
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I can use vapor barrier paint to finish it can't I? I'm in Los Angeles. Not a lot of temperature swings.
https://www.gliddenprofessional.com/...s/gp-1060.aspx
Patio? This is my ceiling. Indoors.
 

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What is on the top of that assembly.
 
 

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