Garage ceiling drywall fell....

Old 02-13-13, 02:05 PM
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Garage ceiling drywall fell....

So the drywall on the ceiling of my garage cracked and fell onto the garage door opener awhile back. I broke it down and removed it so the weight wouldn't mess up the tracks for the garage door. Only one sheet of drywall width fell, but it fell all the way from wall to wall. In other words, one sheet of drywall depth going into the garage.

My question is, since none of the ceiling is affected where the tracks are actually screwed into the ceiling, can I just put the drywall up in smaller pieces so I don't have to take the door down? I had someone look at it and they wanted to charge me quite a bit, saying they needed to remove the door and re-hang it, etc. I really don't see why that is necessary since the drywall that fell is not where the door attaches to the ceiling. Any thoughts?
Old 02-13-13, 03:12 PM
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Remember we can't see what you can but there shouldn't be any reason you can't replace the drywall in pieces. More pieces means more taping/finishing with the chance of it not looking as nice as it could if it was replaced with just one piece.
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I would want to know why it fell. Was there water damage? Was in nailed instead of screwed?
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I'm with Pulpo - drywall doesn't fall down unless something is wrong.

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