Sealing cracks in vaulted ceiling


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Old 06-07-21, 06:41 AM
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Question Sealing cracks in vaulted ceiling

I recently got a home energy audit done on my house and the auditor recommended sealing the cracks in the vaulted ceiling. To me, they seem very small and I wouldnít have thought anything of them if I didnít look closely (pictures attached) but Iím wondering if sealing this fine crack is actually necessary? If so, what type of compound would I use to ensure it doesnít just crack again? (Iím thinking that sparkle would just crack again). Thanks in advance!
 
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Old 06-07-21, 07:51 AM
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With that texture, I would leave it alone. The only way to fix it would be to scrape it down, make the repair, skim the whole ceiling and retexture.
 
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Old 06-07-21, 02:13 PM
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It looks like cracking of the sheetrock finishing. Hardly the type of thing that would affect an energy audit.

I had a somewhat similar problem with the sheetrock in my house. For such minor cracks it's a bit of a major job to fix them. In my case I removed the old tape & mud, re-do the finishing and then repaint. If you haven't noticed the cracks before I would certainly leave them as it will be a sorta big & surprisingly expensive repair, for something that's quite minor.
 
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