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More stories about Ceilings

  • Building Above-Code Walls - Norwich, Vermont Single-Family Home

    Our challenge was to realize the owners distinctive artistic vision for their home, along with their very ambitious energy-efficiency goals, while also working within the hard limits of the budget.

  • Thermal Imaging With a Blower Door

    Though it's impossible to seal every hole in an existing building to prevent air leaks, here's a procedure you can use to identify the worst leaks in order to tighten the home as cost-effectively as possible.

  • PVC Ceiling

    Zip-Up Ceiling offers a quick way to finish a basement ceiling: Install trim around the perimeter, then infill with paintable PVC panels and hidden rails that can be unzipped later for cleaning and overhead access.

  • Damage From Roof Moss

    That green growth on your roof might be causing expensive damage to many parts of your home.

  • Framing a Basement Ceiling

    Forum members debate various methods for framing a flat ceiling to accept drywall in a finished basement

  • Easy Dome

    The Universal Dome Kit simplifies the framing for an elegant ceiling detail

  • Threads from the JLC Forums

    A nasty fall and 21-gauge finish nailers

  • Low Profile

    Embassy Ceilings look nicer than conventional suspended ceilings and eat up less headroom

  • Patching Veneer Plaster

    Tips from a thread on fixing a hole in a plaster ceiling

  • Easier Coved Ceilings

    Prefab parts and flexible drywall simplify the installation of this classic detail