Contractors will advise you to renovate your building from the top down as long as your foundation is solid. It is not helpful to fix the ceiling or the drywall when the roof is leaking. It is also important that you do not put a “bandaid” over the problem. When shingles on your roof blow off due to wind or become compromised due to hail, it is time you replace the roof. Storm damage can significantly lower the lifespan of your roof. A 30-year roof may only provide 15 solid years of protection. A commercial roof protects employees and the interior from weather elements including sun, rain, wind, snow, and ice. Once the roof is fixed, it will be time to consider the best options to enhance the aesthetics of the ceiling. Decorative false ceiling panels will please the eye without damaging the budget.
What Are False Ceilings?
False ceiling tiles are also known as suspended ceilings. False ceilings are dropped down further than the actual ceiling. They serve the purpose to enhance the aesthetics of interior space but also provide functional features. For example, false ceilings create a sound barrier. When you moved into the office space, you may have noticed your voice echoing throughout the interior of the building. Furniture, pictures, and partitions help to minimise the sound. However, false ceilings will go a step further to minimise unwanted sounds throughout the building. Is there plumbing or electric wires attached to the ceiling? Drop or suspended ceilings can hide pipes, electric wires, and air-conditioning ducts. Your office space will look more like an office and less like a warehouse.
Is It Hard to Install False Ceilings?
False ceilings are relatively simple to install. If you want to do it right, it may be best to hire a professional. Professionals are experienced and can adjust the plan as issues arise. You can cut costs by ordering a drop ceiling kit from a manufacturer. Suspended ceiling kits include everything you need to install a suspended ceiling system. Generally, kits include:
- Ceiling tiles
- Suspension wire
You will use tools and equipment that are not included in the kit such as ladders to reach the original ceiling. If you are worried about hurting yourself or causing damage to the commercial space, a licensed professional can install the kit for you. They will provide the tools and equipment which can be costly for a one-time project.