Adding a Copper Ceiling

Find out if adding a copper ceiling is right for you.


Your home improvement questions, answered by professionals from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), an association of remodeling professionals committed to providing consumers with high standards of quality, honesty, integrity, and responsibility.

Question:

What can you tell me about copper ceilings? We live in a 1911 hip-roofed bungalow with 10-foot-4-inch ceilings. It has a mud sill foundation, so small cracks in the ceiling are pretty common. We are thinking about doing a ceiling of woven copper flashing (4 -- inch to 6-inch widths) with a light patina to get rid of the visual eyesore created by the cracks. I have two questions: Does this sound like a reasonable ceiling treatment? And what do you see as the potential pitfalls in this?

Answer:

A copper ceiling would look great, and it would hide the small cracks in your existing ceiling. There are many new products on the market that will give you that effect; just follow the manufacturer's instructions for installation, or hire a professional to install it for you.

Answered by: Allison Guido, Certified Remodeler, National Association of the Remodeling Industry

About Allison:

Almar is located in Hanover, Massachusetts, which is south of Boston. We have been in business for 50 years. My grandfather started the company in 1959 and my dad had been running it full-time until I came on board seven years ago. We are a full-service remodeler who loves a challenge and projects that other people aren't interested in taking on.

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