Ceiling Styles and Types – Drywall Ceilings for Finished Basements

Is a Drywall Ceiling a Good Option in a Finished Basement?

There are a lot advantages to installing a drywall ceiling, also called sheetrock, when remodeling or finishing your basement. The biggest advantages to installing a drywall ceiling in your finished basement is an aesthetic one; this type of ceiling has a smooth, finished and that clean look you won’t have with using suspended ceiling tiles.

A big advantage of having a drywall/sheetrock ceiling in your basement is that you will lose less head space. Drywall uses less space so it is a good idea when you have low ceilings and need to take advantage of all the headroom possible.
  • Drywall will not sag.
  • Look like the rest of your home

One of the biggest disadvantages of a drywall ceiling is the inability to quickly get to a hidden plumbing pipe or wiring. If there is a leak from a sink above, damage is going to basement ceiling below. If you are concerned about quick access to an area of plumping or even wiring from the basement, this can be solved by installing access panel(s) or a drop ceiling where the main plumbing is.

But, this should NOT deter you from finishing your basement ceiling with drywall. Should any water damage happen, the area is simply cut out and then replaced. The reality is water damage could happen on any floor in your home. If you want drywall, get drywall and have it installed by Superior Basement Finishing.

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