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Why You Should Consider Investing in a Suspended Plaster Ceiling When Remodelling

The ceiling is one of the first aspects of the interior décor of a home that you notice when you enter a house. Common ceiling designs include the conventional slab ceiling, tray ceiling, coffered ceiling, cathedral ceiling and shed ceiling, among others. Each ceiling type has its merits, demerits and the ideal house design they can fit into. A common type of ceiling that homeowners choose when remodelling their homes is the suspended plaster ceiling. Here are three reasons to consider choosing a suspended plaster ceiling for your home.

Hiding Unsightly Structures

Conventional ceilings are beautiful, but they are poor at hiding ductwork, electrical wiring, plumbing and other essential elements of the house design. Homeowners want a ceiling type which hides all these unsightly aspects of the construction. In addition to hiding the plumbing and ductwork, a suspended plaster ceiling can also help you hide wall stains caused by water damage on a previous ceiling. All peeled paint on the original slab ceiling will be perfectly concealed by a suspended plaster ceiling.

Ease of Installation and Removal

Compared to the other ceiling designs, the suspended plaster ceiling is very easy to install. Firstly, the disruption you cause to the overall house design is minimal. First, you need steel anchors to support the ceiling boards. Normally, the boards are light and will not be hard to keep suspended.  In case you need to remove the ceiling at a later date and replace it, the process will also be simple and will not cause any damage to the permanent structures inside your house.

Resistance to Mould and Moisture

One of the biggest threats to the structural integrity of a home is mould. Mould grows because of moisture and warmth inside the hidden corners of the house. When the mould damage is not checked, it can lead to the rotting of wooden structures. If a wooden or soft-board ceiling gets mould damage, it can even end up collapsing altogether. A suspended plaster ceiling leaves a lot of space between the surface of the ceiling and ductwork, the roof and other possible sources of moisture. 

Other benefits of a suspended plaster ceiling include that it makes it easy to sound-proof the house. You also get a wide variety of designs to choose from when doing the installation. All you need to do is ensure a professional handles the selection and installation of your suspended plaster ceiling boards. They will ensure you get a classy and durable ceiling for your house. Contact a local contractor if you need plaster ceiling replacement.