Home > categories > Construction & Real Estate > Ceiling Grid > How hard is it to remove a hung ceiling?
Question:

How hard is it to remove a hung ceiling?

How hard is it to remove a hung ceiling?

Answer:

I assume that you mean a drop ceiling - The kind with small panels that lift up and out. If so, just remove all the panels and remove the metal grids that are used for support. They usually are wired to the ceiling above and can be removed in sections - Cut the wires that help support it Note: You might want to make sure that the ceiling above the tiles looks OK sometimes its just floor joists. you may not like it
Apr 14, 2017
Physically, it's pretty easy. Just take out the tiles, then start working on the support rails. There will be a combination of long and short pieces of the rails. They are usually held together with metal tabs, just unbend and remove. There will also be some wire supports on the rails, up to the original ceiling. It's easiest to cut these. The last parts to remove will be the rail sections attached to the walls. They are probably screwed into the walls. Then, throw everything away and you're done.
Apr 14, 2017
It wasn't that hard. We removed the tiles, which were attached, not the drop in tile type, then we had to remove the grid, however we didn't have to be as careful as you may have to be, we suspected we'd have to gut the ceiling anyway. But PEB is right, you may not like what's underneath. We had the drop ceiling attached to an old plaster and lath ceiling, which we removed and down came a ton of grimey blown in insulation. But we like our 9 foot ceilings, now done in sheetrock, so much better. Good Luck!
Apr 14, 2017
What is a hung ceiling? LOL
Apr 14, 2017

Share to: