The most common material for the inside ceiling is regular hung sheetrock. The sheetrock does come in a variety of qualities, with a special sheetrock available for high moisture areas such as bathrooms. The sheetrock is hung on a aluminum frame that is supported by wires secured to the roof truss. After the rough hanging is complete, the workman adjust the roof to be level prior to taping it. The taping covers all of the roof joints. Typically there is one designated framed access point to the attic area (that is, the area above the ceiling material).
There are two basic types of hung ceilings, one being sheetrock and the other made from prefabricated ceiling tiles. The prefabricated tiles are easier as far as maintenance since they are not permanently affixed and can be adjusted as required. Each tile is supported in a square frame. Should a tile break or discolor, it simply is removed and replaced. The picture at right shows an example of ceiling tiles.
Another great idea is a sheetrock ceiling done with recessed areas, ie. 2 levels. These look really nice and can be done fairly inexpensively by a company that specializes in ceilings.
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This page was last updated October 2nd, 2009