crown molding to accommodate settling


Old 07-14-15, 01:08 PM
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crown molding to accommodate settling

I am thinking about installing crown molding throughout my home. My house however does have some settlement issues between the seasons.
I was wondering if I should only nail the crown to the wall joist only and leave the ceiling to give a small gap for movement.

what do you guys think?
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Old 07-14-15, 01:14 PM
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How old is the house? Crown molding doesn't come cheap.
Old 07-14-15, 01:24 PM
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What are "settlement issues between the seasons?"
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yes, please elaborate on the settlement issues! also what size crown do you intend to install?

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While leaving room for settling is common with log homes it is not for all other types of construction. Are you having movement between your walls and ceiling?
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Crown moulding is a bad idea if your ceilings aren't straight. Also a bad idea if there is known lifting/movement. Most crown moulding should always be nailed to both the wall and ceiling. If you want to avoid nailing to the ceiling I would suggest nailing some backer to the wall first to give you more surface to nail to.
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My house however does have some settlement issues between the seasons.
Does your roof have truss construction rather than rafters? If yes, I would suspect truss uplift instead of settling issues.

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