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Strapping Drywall to Ceiling rafters or just attach drywall?

Strapping Drywall to Ceiling rafters or just attach drywall?

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Old 01-07-07, 06:18 PM
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Strapping Drywall to Ceiling rafters or just attach drywall?

We just finished converting an attic space over garage to a bedroom and it has knee walls and a cathedral ceiling. What is the difference between strapping the drywall to the rafters with 3/4 inch wood strapping and just screwing in the drywall to the 2x10 rafters? Is one method more preferred and is one way more beneficial?
 
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Old 01-08-07, 04:04 AM
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Strapping is usually used to fix defects in the framing - joists with too much span or uneven. If the joists/rafters are uneven, shimming the strapping will help to level it out. It can also be neccesary to allow for more insulation and/or air space for ventilation.

Attaching directly to the joists/rafters is the most common method.
 
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