How do I put up a ceiling cheaply?


I need a inexpensive way to put up a ceiling in a bedroom. That gets extremely hot. Despite central air and a portable ac unit

q how do i put up a ceiling cheaply

Horrible ceiling.

  7 answers
  • Gk Gk on Sep 05, 2018

    Looks like you could put drywall on the ceiling or some ship lap.

  • Em Em on Sep 05, 2018

    Lightweight foam tiles or beadboard. That is light and will cover large areas at a time. Seal the joints with caulking and paint or leave white as some of them are prepainted.

  • Winnie Winnie on Sep 05, 2018

    Sounds like you might need insulation. Or more insulation. I’d do that now even foam slice panels with reflective backing stapled up blocking the heat from coming down will conserve some energy. Get fancy later with all your savings from trying to keep it cool.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Sep 11, 2018

    Insulate more. Drywall is very inexpensive.

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Sep 26, 2018

    Absolutely insulate. You can use foam board insulation sheets for easy installation. You need to move your hot/cold junction (in other words insulate more) or your ceiling will be water damaged in very short time by condensation. Drywall is cheap. So is wall board.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Sep 26, 2018

    You could use cardboard and staple it

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 27, 2018

    If you were ever to have a fire, and want to file an insurance claim, it will most likely be denied, as cardboard is not a code-approved building material.