Once a very common form of ceiling installation, popcorn ceilings are also referred to as stipple ceilings. As a standard method of ceiling application in homes and businesses through the early 2000s, owners are eventually faced with the choice of NH ceiling repair or replacement. However, the question is not really a question. Popcorn ceiling application is very rarely, if ever, an active practice these days.
Why choose the popcorn look?
Once upon a time, this type of ceiling held rankings for several different reasons. Besides the quick application, popcorn ceilings provided home and business owners with a solution for problematic surfaces. Concealing imperfections with ease seemed a much better solution than fixing the source of the problem. Better yet, once the application was complete, there were no further required actions for finishing.
Ceiling repair challenges
Like any element of your home, your ceiling will eventually need some TLC. The challenge with popcorn ceilings lies with matching the original pattern and color. Often, if repair or patchwork is necessary, homeowners find themselves having to paint the entire ceiling to obtain an updated and even appearance.
The fear of asbestos
Beyond the ever-changing trends of what’s in and what’s not, popcorn ceilings found their way out for a much more serious concern, asbestos. The naturally occurring fibrous silicate mineral was banned in the United States in 1978. However, suppliers continued to sell and contractors continued to use the material until the inventory was depleted. The fiber contains fire-resistant properties, which made it an appealing choice for builders and contractors across the globe. However, after the health risks of long term exposure became known, asbestos was feared.
It’s crucial to note that safely testing popcorn ceilings for asbestos is possible, but the removal should never be attempted alone. Asbestos-containing materials are required, by law, to be removed, contained, and disposed of in precise measures to protect all parties involved.
Popcorn ceiling removal
Updating the look of your home by removing a popcorn ceiling (once determined safe) will increase the value of your home. While unpainted popcorn ceilings aren’t challenging to remove, it’s a messy and extremely time-consuming process. If your ceiling is painted, you’ll be faced with the added task of applying a stripping solution.
While not every popcorn ceiling is asbestos-containing the look is outdated. So, when it comes to the choice of NH ceiling repair or replacement, our team votes replacement! At KT Blue Board Plastering, we have the industry experience and expertise to safely replace your stipple ceiling.
Contact us today to find out more information on options to replace that outdated look and increase the value of your home!