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#2382811 - 10/05/17 11:58 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 71sat440]
1KoolBee Offline
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Registered: 12/18/11
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Loc: San Diego, CA
Two things (of many) I learned about building my shop:

1. Hanging the ceiling drywall is a PITA.

2. Drywall contractors vary widely in what they charge. If I had taken the time to shop around, I could have contracted out the whole thing for not much more than it cost me to buy the material at Home Depot, hang it, and have a contractor do the tape and texture. The time delta would have been 3 days start to finish vs several weeks worth of my weekends. Many of the "volume" contractors get steep discounts on materials. I spent $1600 on materials plus $800 for them to tape & texture. The contractor told me that he would normally do a job that size (1200 sf, 10' walls) insulation, drywall, tape, texture for $2800. Other contractors wanted $1500-$2500 just for tape and texture. He said he was so much cheaper because he was using my job as filler in between several other big jobs he had going at the same time and he would have included my material with the order for the other jobs.
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#2382822 - 10/06/17 12:20 AM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 71sat440]
srt Offline


Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 8457
Loc: USSA ยข
Originally Posted By 71sat440
I tried measuring from the sides of the garage towards the middle and something didn't seem right so I tried to measure from the center rafter outwards and it was 14 1/2 14 1/2 then jumped to 14 3/4 then was 14 1/2 a couple more times then went down to 14 1/4 then started going back to 14 1/2. Not quite as simple as I was hoping it was going to be.......

Is your measurement from center of rafter to center of rafter? or, face to face? Hopefully it is face to face.
I's imperative the rafters (bottom chords) are accurately laid out when constructed.
It maybe time to call in a pro. They will have some tricks to correct spacing to achieve layout that will work. Might include blocking framing and/or trimming sheets.

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#2383030 - 10/06/17 02:44 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: srt]
skicker Online   laugh2
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Registered: 06/09/05
Posts: 3845
Loc: Western Md.
He's measuring in between joists... runaway
You can measure the center joist to the center but then check every other one from same side to same side... twocents
Look at the layout I provided above...If you have whatever joist in the center or off to one side a little and there are joists 4' on each side of that your good. The rest don't matter as you are screwing them "in the field" and not on an edge...
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#2383569 - 10/07/17 06:35 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: skicker]
rck850 Offline
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Registered: 08/04/03
Posts: 1369
Loc: Youngstown, Ohio
I used white 5 rib metal roofing on the ceiling in my garage. Ordered the steel pre-cut to 8ft sections. A lot lighter than dryway, and there were no seams to tape/finish. Just another option for you to ponder.

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#2383644 - 10/07/17 09:55 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 71sat440]
rowin4 Offline
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Registered: 06/30/05
Posts: 5788
Loc: gulfport, ms, west mi
I have been hanging drywall for 50 years. If it were my garage I would go 5 ribbed steel. White reflects the light to make the garage brighter. Overlap the butt seam a couple inches, also the long seam has a proper way of installation . Use proper screws for the sheeting. Use a awl to make a small hole to make the screw start easier. Tools needed, a tape measure, pencil,straight edge,, drill motor , hex bit, awl, hammer, and sheet metal shears. Order to fit. Drywall lift will be needed for either application. On the drywall, 5/8 is a must for 24" centered rafters, screw or nail, your choice. Read up on placement of each. On tapping, There's a product called Fiba Fuse, sold by Lowe's, All Wall and probably others. It's a 2" tape that is like fiberglass that the drywall mud goes through unlike paper tape that needs mud on the under side and on top to finish. Works great on butt joints to make them almost disappear. When I get done with a ceiling and walls I can't tell where the joints are. Not bragging , just a fact. You won't say that with paper tape.
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#2383736 - 10/08/17 05:04 AM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: rck850]
bobby66 Offline
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Registered: 07/11/04
Posts: 2891
Loc: Arlington, Texas
Originally Posted By rck850
I used white 5 rib metal roofing on the ceiling in my garage. Ordered the steel pre-cut to 8ft sections. A lot lighter than dryway, and there were no seams to tape/finish. Just another option for you to ponder.


Got any pictures of this installed? I think I'd like to try it.
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#2383756 - 10/08/17 08:12 AM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: bobby66]
bboogieart Offline
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Registered: 01/12/08
Posts: 3332
Loc: Lost and Spaced
Definitely the way to go. up
Go to your local home supply store and have a talk with a knowledgeable salesman.
Not the floor help.
Go to the contractors desk and ask for help there.
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#2385130 - 10/10/17 01:38 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: bboogieart]
2abodymcodes Offline
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Registered: 01/22/03
Posts: 2457
Loc: Shelby, Ohio
I did my home garage with drywall and my work garage with steel. I wish I would have done my home garage with steel also. I will never again drywall a garage. Steel is the only way to go. Brighter and more durable.

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