When we are looking for ceiling options, suspended ceilings seems like the best bet. It has a number of benefits. Any average person can attach suspended ceilings by Snap Clip by following simple instructions. If you are looking to install a suspended ceiling, here are a few things that you should know about it.
What is suspended ceiling?
In a suspended ceiling, a lightweight metal grid system is suspended from the higher ceiling, consisting of square panels. This higher ceiling is made either out of wood, metal or masonry. The lowered “false” ceiling is maintained at its desired height with the help of tie wires which are permanently attached to the ceiling.
The choices available in panel material varies from metal to wood to synthetic and composite materials. These panels are also available in various sizes like 2 foot by 2 foot and 2 foot by 4 foot, which is the most common one. You can choose the design of these panels according to your taste, some of them are flat and unadorned whereas others have finely detailed patterns on them.
The grid into which the panels are placed is formed by the main runner which is T-shaped with the cross t’s installed at a proper distance. The 16-gauge wires which are hung from the ceiling pass through the perforations present in the panel. After the installation of the grid system, the panels are simply placed into the grid from above. This is held together in its place by the lip, with the perimeter of each square.
Why should you opt for suspended ceiling?
One of the main reasons why people prefer to opt for a suspended ceiling is that it hides the exposed structure or mechanical layouts like plumbing, ducts, cables etc. It could also be to cover the bare masonry surface. Installing a lower ceiling gives your room a complete makeover.
Another advantage of opting for a suspended ceiling is that if in case a situation arises that you need to access the pipes or the wires which are under the ceiling, this type of roofing gives you easy access. All you have to do is simply lift the appropriate panel and move over the adjacent one in order to access the required area. The same method can be used to replace a damaged tile.
Sound travelling to and fro from the room is a legitimate concern. Installing a suspended ceiling does away with it, as some of the tiles have especially been manufactured with soundproofing qualities. As these suspended ceiling tiles have acoustic benefits, it prevents the noise from travelling.