Drop ceiling is the solution for saving the energy costs of high ceilings. It is also very useful to hide overhead plumbing modifications that may don’t fit into the ceiling. Installing drop ceiling yourself can be a complicated task that takes much time. However, understanding the steps of how to install drop ceiling will make you easily install it to your ceiling.
Measuring is the first thing you have to do in this job. What you have to measure is the height where you want the drop ceiling to rest. You can use a tape measure to measure the height and make sure to take care the accuracy of your measurement after that, you can draw the room scale on a graph paper by determining the total wall trim needed, the main tee, cross tee and tile needed. How to install drop ceiling should also be continued by securing the wall trim to the walls with one side for securing the trim against the wall and the other side for holding the tiles in place. Make sure it is level and secure it with screws or nails. After that, you can cut the main tees to length to allow them rest on the lips of the trims install the tees to be 2 feet apart going across the widest part of the room. thread eye bolts every 12 to 24 inches to the original ceiling and tie a meta wire to each eyebolt. The other end of wire can be tied to the holes in the main tees. This will make sure that the tees stay suspended and the trim don’t bear. Set your tiles between the framing and the original ceiling and lower them to the framing.
How to install drop ceiling can be done by several steps above. If you think this job is too difficult, you can just leave this job to a professional.