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Garage Ceiling Repairs

Signs of sagging ceiling

Garage ceilings have been an issue for many years.                                      

Noticeable signs are sagging ceiling, garage roller door jamming or a complete collapse. Common problems are storm water damage and poor workmanship.

Sign of sagging ceiling

Options to repair plaster garage ceilings are;

  • Re-fixed using screws if not yet collapsed or sagging excessively  – less expensive but not fully guaranteed.
  • Better option is to fix wooden strapping along plaster joints using screws to garage ceiling joists in a cross pattern.
Ceiling secured using timber strapping

This option  guarantees that garage ceiling is secure from collapsing.

With a total garage plaster ceiling collapse or extensive damage, the only option is to replace the collapsed section or entire plaster ceiling. When replacing the entire plaster ceiling I highly recommend fixing metal furring channels / metal battens at 450mm. centres (see pictures below) to truss joists that are often 600mm centres then fixing new plasterboard ceiling using screws and glue. This guarantees 100% workmanship. Of course this is the most expensive exercise.

 

Existing trusses at 600mm. spacing
New Metal Furring channels fixed at 450mm. spacing

Complete new ceiling ready for painting

 

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