Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How far down will a new drop/suspended ceiling be?
A. Typically we drop a minimum of 3” from the lowest point in the ceiling for flush tiles and 4” for regular tiles. There are very few exceptions, but it is something we can go over during our field measurement.
Q. What is the advantage of an acoustical drop ceiling as compared to drywall?
A. Acoustics in ceilings is rated by the noise reduction occurring within a room. A drop ceiling is one that is dropped from the existing ceiling structure with metal framing and removable tiles. An acoustical drop ceiling helps lessen the noise within a room and allows for replacement of panels if any are damaged in any way.
Q. Do you need a permit to install a drop ceiling?
A. Not if it is the only work being performed. It is considered cosmetic work, so therefore it does not need a permit.
Q. How long does it take to install a new drop ceiling?
A. It depends on the size and complexity of your project, but most basements can be completed within 1-3 days.
Q. Are new drop ceilings expensive?
A. New drop ceilings range in price. Depending upon the size of the project, you may be looking at approximately the same cost as drywall. Knowing your budget can help us guide you to all of your available options.
Q. Do you install lights or registers in my new ceiling?
A. In most cases we are able to do that for you.
Q. Do you have any options for upstairs rooms, such as kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms, etc.?
A. Yes, we do! There are so many exciting new products available. We are able to supply and install such products as tin, wood laminate, coffered panels, and tin-look panels. There are different colors available in the tin, wood laminate, and tin-look products. Call us for a free in-home consultation!
Q. What products do you use?
A. We use a variety of manufacturers to allow you a vast array of ceiling options.