CAn't believe it!

@Modestah (11192)
United States
December 28, 2007 5:48am CST
The ceiling in my bedroom just caved in! or at least an 8 foot section of it did! I never cared for tiled ceilings but I certainly did not desire this to happen. Now all that is in that large section is ugly pink insulation. I hope my dh can find the support beems and nail up some plywood or something.... what should he put up there? sheet rock, plywood, paneling?
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Sorry but I couldn't resist a little laugh over this one - just be sure I'm laughing with you and not at you but I can just picture you standing there (in a safe spot) as this huge section of ceiling dropped... I would suggest drywall (I think it's similar to sheetrock or possibly the same thing different name). You screw it into the beams and it can be painted any color.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
29 Dec 07
I know! this whole place is falling apart money and time have been a huge hindrance for us since buying this pit 7 years ago! gotta laugh though, there are more worthy things for crying over. :)
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
29 Dec 07
LOL - a dear friend of mine years and years ago told me once "laugh in the face of adversity" that's become somewhat of a motto of mine, it does make life a little easier to deal with and home ownership seems to never be easy. If I lived close I would offer to help - just last month drywalled the ceiling in the apartment where I'm living.
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Oh my goodness! That WOULD be a shock to have happen!! Before you put something back up there, first I'd make sure it's structurally sound. Look on the back of the tile and see what was there before (ie: drywall, sheetrock or plywood) Was it the weight of the tile that made it come down, or maybe it was installed wrong (for the tile weight) to begin with. If the joists aren't too far apart (ie: NOT 8 feet), I'd probably go with the drywall. Personally, I've never heard of anybody putting tile on a ceiling, much less a bedroom ceiling. I'm sincerely hoping nobody got hurt when it fell! Good luck...what a project for sure!!
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
29 Dec 07
they are those styrofoam square ceiling tiles, they interlock and they were not attached to anything but those joists - isn't that awful? my son was in the room when it happened and he said he heard a squirrel running around up there and then if fell out.
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
29 Dec 07
Mercy! At least they weren't china tiles!! I can't believe they didn't put a sub-ceiling (drywall or something) up there before adding the tiles. But you know, when you think about it, they don't do that in office buildings either because it's easier to make repairs by just removing a tile or two. Still, in a residence, I can't believe they didn't do that. Since you knew it was a squirrel or something, (as opposed to structural damage from water, etc) I'm thinking it would be a quick,easy fix with drywall. I'd choose the drywall over plywood because it's easier to paint and not as heavy to put up, and it won't warp over time like some plywood ceilings do. It's easy to mark, score, and fit to size. The only thing with putting drywall (or anything) on the ceiling is that it's awkward, and your arms get tired lol. I've remodeled 3 houses, doing the labor myself, and I'm a woman. Gee...I sure hope you got the squirrel out, and found out where he came in at! Good luck with your project, I think this is what they mean with the term 'the challenges of home ownership' hahaha.
@kellys3ps (3726)
• United States
30 Dec 07
That would be really scary!