If you have an old blown ceiling, then ceiling replacement should be among your last options. Blown ceilings look different from other ceilings, but moderns ceilings have a flat surface. Before removing the old ceiling and installing a new one, you should find out if it is possible to just add another layer of sheets on the old one. Removing the old ceiling can be a messy job, so you have to clear the room first and remove all the furniture. Follow the tips below when replacing a blown ceiling.
Replace Ceiling or Only the Sheet
The advantage of replacing the only the sheet in place of the ceiling itself is that saves costs. Adding a new sheet over the existing sheets will improve or double the sound insulation from roof noise, including rain and wind. A double sheet is also good during the cold winter season as it traps heat and helps to lower the home electric heating bills.
To remove the ceiling itself, you should first observe how the ceiling is fixed. There are many methods of fixing ceilings which include among others, nailing, bolting, grooves and slots. If the ceiling consists of panels, you should look for the nails or screws at the joints between the panels. Do not rip the ceiling away as doing this may damage the ceiling bearers.
Removing Molding or Cornice
You have to decide if you also want to replace the molding or cornice. Foam molding is fixed onto the ceiling/wall junctions by applying glue. Timber cornice is nailed to the wall, so you have to remove the nails first.
Repair Any Dents
In installing the new ceiling, you will likely make dents when fixing the screws or hammering the nails. Make sure you repair all the dents.