I would like to remove a dropped ceiling and give the room an 8 foot ceiling. The great room ceiling has 2 layers of drywall already. I need to repair many areas of the ceiling (remove an attic fan, move ceiling fans, etc.). I also want to add blown-in insulation.
What is best way to fix this problem keeping in mind the weight to the trusses?
- Scrape popcorn, repair holes, and re-texture, and then remove the dropped ceiling in the kitchen and add 1 or 2 layers of drywall to match the 2 layers on the great room ceiling and add blown in cellulose insulation to bring it to R-30.
- Remove all layers of drywall (insulation would fall into room) and simply put up one layer of drywall and texture.
- Remove the drywall completely (like 2) and install a wood ceiling.