There are many reasons to replace an unsightly ceiling, whether it is genuinely ugly or you just want to replace it with something more suitable. Nevertheless, you need to look for economical ways to change your garage ceiling because you can’t afford to spend your entire saving simply on this task. There are several ideas with which you can give your garage a fine look but it all depends on how much you are willing to spend. If you are tight on budget and want to spend as little as possible you have come to the right place. Today, we are going to talk about an easy method to replace your garage ceilings plus some tips and tricks that everyone needs to know.
Before going to the method make sure you have installed metal furring. It is crucial for holding insulation and supporting one layer of material over another. Measure your ceiling to know which size will be best for you. There are many metal furring sizes for ceiling available.
The easiest and one of the cheapest ways to remodel your garage ceiling is to install drywall. Drywall is the easiest and probably the most suitable option when it comes to garage ceilings.
Material You Need:
- Impact Driver
- Magnet Driver Bit
- Drywall Dimple Bit
- Drywall Screws (Course Threaded for Wood Studs)
- RotoSaw Plus Dust Vault
- Utility Knife
- Drywall T-Square
- Chalk Line
- Three Inch Wood or Deck Screws
- Scrap 2×4
- You are hanging new drywall over an old ceiling that’s why you first need to find the joists.
- Once you found them mark the joist position on the wall or framing.
- Next, you need to measure the length and width of your ceiling. Your measure should be accurate because based on these numbers we will cut our drywall.
- Now that you have your measurement you need to cut your drywall to size with a sharp utility knife and drywall T-Square.
- Pro tip here is that it is better to pre-drill your screws.
- Measure the joist location onto the drywall and pre-drilled drywall screws.
- Next, you need to install drywall screws into drywall. It is required when embedding drywall screws into drywall use a dimple bit in your magnetic bit holder.
- Now, you need to hoist drywall to joist. Make sure the drywall is properly secured to joist. Drill the screws properly and your work is done here.
- You can cut out drywall for fans and lights wherever you like.
Instead of drywall, there are also many options that you can opt for your ceiling. For example, Wood is also a great option for a garage ceiling if you are looking for a warm, luxurious feel for your space. If you are looking for a cheap idea then plywood is your destination it is cheap and a quick material option to add a closed ceiling. Tiles can be installed over a traditional drywall ceiling and can be painted or left bare.