Stretch ceilings are very trendy, to the point where people have started selling them as a “DIY project”. We’ve worked in the business for almost 10 years, and we highly advise you against it: stretch ceilings are extremely hard to install, they require specific tools, and you might end up breaking your materials if you don’t know what you’re doing.
Why is it important for professionals to install stretch ceilings?
Installing a stretch ceiling should be left to professionals because they have the necessary experience and tools to do the job properly. Professionals know the right measurements to take before installation and have the tools to ensure the ceiling is installed properly and securely.
Most importantly, if there are any problems with the installation, a professional can easily fix it, something that is much harder for an amateur or DIYer.
How are stretch ceilings installed?
Installing a stretch ceiling typically involves first attaching the frame to the walls and ceiling, then stretching the material over the frame and securing it in place. Depending on the type of stretch ceiling being installed, additional support points might need to be attached to the frame. The PVC material is stretched using heat, and needs to be precisely cut to fit the specific measures of your room.
After the ceiling has been stretched, light fixtures and fans are installed by carefully cutting into the material.
Should you cover your own popcorn ceiling?
Covering your own popcorn ceiling is not recommended because it can be a complex and potentially dangerous task. Trying to cover a popcorn ceiling without the right tools and experience can result in uneven coverage, damage to the ceiling, and even potential health hazards if not done properly.
Additionally, popcorn ceilings contain asbestos, which can be released into the air if not handled correctly. This can cause serious health problems, so it is important to ensure that any work on a popcorn ceiling is done by a professional.
At Eco Ceiling, we care about the safety of our clients. Stretch ceilings should always be installed by a professional, and anyone who says otherwise most probably doesn’t know much about the industry or the dangers associated with it. If you’re looking for a beautiful stretch ceiling, we’ve got you covered! Just send us a message and we’ll give you a free estimate.