A dropped ceiling is a secondary ceiling, hung below the main (structural) ceiling. It may also be referred to as a suspended ceiling, drop ceiling, T-bar ceiling, false ceiling, grid ceiling, drop in ceiling, drop out ceiling, or ceiling tiles and its a staple of modern construction and architecture in both residential and commercial applications.
These ceilings typically consist of a framework of metal tracks suspended from the main ceiling using wires. Tiles or panels are then laid between the tracks, forming the suspended ceiling. There are several benefits associated with suspended ceilings.
Suspended ceilings are easily installed in a home or office. Many homeowners with the required knowledge can purchase the materials install the ceiling themselves. However, to maintain the safety of your home or office, it is wise to consult a licensed contractor for advice before installing suspended ceilings.
A suspended ceiling can easily conceal imperfections and flaws on the actual ceiling. Instead of performing costly repairs and painting, you can install a suspended ceiling to cover pipes, ductwork, stains and peeled paint. Beware of this before you purchase a home with suspended ceilings. Make sure you have some panels removed and inspect the space above to make sure there are no structural deficiencies.
With traditional plaster ceilings, repair work can be time-consuming and expensive because you have to demolish the ceiling to reach the hidden components. In the case of suspended ceilings, this is not a problem because the required number of panels can be easily removed and reassembled after the repairs have been carried out.
Suspended ceilings are much cheaper than carrying out extensive demolition and repair work, making them popular in many homes and offices. These ceilings are so easy to remove; therefore, renovation and redesign are much quicker.
By installing a suspended ceiling with fiber glass, you can block all of the sounds from outside. This makes a room much cozier.
You can install lights, fans and other overhead appliances easily between panels of a suspended ceiling. Some lights that are the same size of the panels can also be installed at regular intervals instead of panels.
Suspended ceilings are available in wood, plastic, fiber, and other materials. Some panels also have an added degree of fire protection.
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