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How To Go About Maintaining A Manufactured Home Ceiling


Generally, manufactured or mobile homes that don’t have sheetrock ceilings usually have ceiling boards or tiles fitted as the ceiling. The ceiling tiles are generally sixteen (16) inches or four (4) inches wide and usually run the entire width of the home. It is worth mentioning that some types of ceiling tiles are usually held up with rosettes or screws whereas other types are normally screwed up at the seams before having them covered using a plastic spline.

When a ceiling tile gets damaged, getting a replacement is generally a big head ache. Several factors contribute towards this. First and foremost, getting the ceiling tile to match those ones already fitted is normally very difficult. For those who are fortunate enough to get a matching tile, the next problem is usually getting a tile that fits the spot where you want to replace in terms of length. Because of these factors, many homeowners are usually forced to replace the entire ceiling even when it is just a few tiles which are spoilt, this is especially so if the room in question is frequented by guests such as the sitting or living area.

The three main types of ceilings readily available for manufactured homes are the suspended ceilings, the paneled ceiling and the sheetrock ceiling. Suspended ceilings are simply a tile set that’s been set in a grid work. The tile sizes are usually 2 by 2 (ft) or 2 by 4 (ft), they are available in a wide variety of textures and colors and are normally installed just below the existing ceiling.

Sheetrock ceilings are the most popular. They are usually available in 1/2, ¼ and 5/8 ceiling panels. With these ceilings, you are bound to end up with a very smooth finish without seams and also allow you to paint the ceiling any color you prefer. Weight is a very important factor to take into consideration because the � usually feels a bit too heavy for most wood frames whereas the ¼ is usually too light or flimsy. The 5/8 is much stronger than the ¼ but lighter than the 1/2 inch.

The paneled ceiling comes pre-finished. They are lot lighter than any sheetrock and you would therefore not have to reinforce the wooden frame of your manufactured home. Usually measure 4 by 8 ft and involve seams and are therefore staggered with battens so as to cover the seams.

Here are examples of manufactured home ceiling options readily available in the market. They include but are not limited to the following:

1) Product Name: Mono Serra Flamingo Suspended Grid Panel Ceiling (2ft by 2ft)

Product Price: $ 59.97 per case

Product URL: http://is.gd/ajLuC5

Product Details: this is a painted and affordable ceiling that’s bound to give users that highly sought recessed look and enhance the overall décor of the room. The tiles are made from ¼ inch high density fiberboard which is made out of a hundred percent (100%) recycled wood fiberboard. The paint used to coat the ceiling tiles does contain anti-microbial ingredients and has lots of ant-bacterial attributes as well.

2) Product Name: Genesis 2 ft by 4 ft Smooth Pro-Lay in Ceiling tile

Product Price: $ 15.49 Each

Product URL: http://is.gd/BuRosL

Product Details: these panels are made or PVC Vinyl (Virgin grade) and can comfortably work with most standard 15/16 inch grid systems. The panels are also resistant to bacteria, mildew, water, rust and corrosion. They are also impact resistant and will not swell, rot, peel or stain due to moisture at any given time.

3) Product Name: Armstrong Single Raised Ceiling Tiles 2ft by 2ft

Product Price: $ 17.89 per case of 6

Product URL: http://is.gd/CDFVH0

Product Details: these tiles have a classic and shallow coffered look that’s quite expensive to achieve but at a fraction of the cost. The panels are also bacteria, mildew and mold resistant. They are easy to install and do provide easy access to wiring, ducts and pipes. They are constricted using partially recycled materials and have a Class A fire rating. Are sold with a ten (10) year limited warranty and are available in a wide variety of colors.

4) Product Name: Fasade Portrait Glue up ceiling tile (2ft)

Product Price: $ 38.30

Product URL: http://is.gd/KOWsBB

Product Details: Made of PVC, these panels are designed to glue up directly over plaster ceilings or existing drywall. The panels are easy to work with and can easily be cut using a pair of scissors, utility knife or snip. Made in a fire retardant design, the tile does meet Class A safety requirements and are usually installed with polyurethane adhesive. The panels are quite durable since they are corrosion and water resistant.



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