Do I need to put up drywall before wood planks on the ceiling?
Johnavallance82 on Jun 10, 2018To me it looks as if it is ready to be boarded over - no need to do anything further.........Have fun..........Helpful Reply
Pete norris on Jun 10, 2018I have a cathedral ceiling in my living room. I put up tongue and groove boards, primed, caulked and painted them. Within two years the t/g had separated and in places Ihad mildew. This happened two more times in the next three years. I was told by numerous people that I should have put up Sheetrock before installing the t/g lumber. Finally just tore t,g out and just installed Sheetrock. From my experience I would definitely put Sheetrock first. Hope u have better luck than me. pete NorrisHelpful Reply
Ken Erickson on Jun 10, 2018I would just install the planks. You need to nail into the joists. Insulate the attic too.Helpful Reply
William on Jun 20, 2018Yes you need to put up drywall. It is a fire barrier. About 2 hours before a fire can spread. A moisture barrier and adds to the insulating factor. Maybe less with the wood planks but it's still needed. If it was just a shed then it would not be required. Think of all the plastic sheds out there.1 marked as helpful Reply
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