A question re: attic/ ceiling

Old 03-10-13, 06:30 AM
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A question re: attic/ ceiling

although a general question and something I will not DIY, I have a bungalow where the attic was sprayed with blown-in insulation R50. The ceilings are popcorn and I'm going to reconfigure a couple walls, and add some pot lights. I can't get to wrap my head around this problem - if a contractor takes the ceiling down won't the insulation come flying down on his head? do they have to "move" the insulation around in the attic first? THis is going to be a really messy job no? OR do they just install thinner drywall over top of the existing ceiling?If
Old 03-10-13, 07:11 AM
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I doubt they would take down the ceiling. They might use a remodel recessed can light, which simply goes into a hole and clips to the drywall. As for the partition walls that have been removed, that would probably get patched in and retextured. If you wanted to get rid of the popcorn textured from the entire ceiling, this would be the time to do it.

Depending on the size of the hole, most of the insulation will stay up there. If it's a small hole, only a little bit will come down. Be sure the can lights they use are IC rated airtight.
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I agree, I don't see any reason for them to remove the entire ceiling. Often they can do all the wiring from the attic side. Personally I'd jump at the chance to get rid of the popcorn. Popcorn texture is often problematic to paint. You could go with either a slick finish or a different style of texture. Stomp texture and knock down are the 2 most popular options.

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