Trailer home needs ceiling repair.

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Topic by getneds posted 11-18-2009 05:22 PM 7702 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-18-2009 05:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: trailer repairs ceiling

I just got a call today from a new customer about a sagging ceiling. I looked at the job and this is what I’ve determined.

The ceilings are made of fiber tiles. It’s a brown fiber pressed together almost like a low grade of MDF. They have a layer of white paint on the inside(room side). There were a couple tiles missing and I can see the roof. I guess the roof used to leak before they repaired it and this is the cause of the sagging. Looking ito the ceiling I noticed there are no beams or rafters but a bunch of 2×3’s forming a triangle to make the shape of the roof.

My question is: Is that strong enough for me to apply 3/8” drywall? Or would it make more sense for me to try to lift the ceiling back up and piece together the missing tiles?. Or should I convince them that I need to replace the whole thing. I am concerned with the integrity of those 2×3’s. They dont look to strong. I never worked in a trailer ceiling before and want some guidance from an experienced homeowner or contractor. I hear these fiber tiles can be a can of worms if I try to repair them.

Any help would be much appreciated

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11-21-2009 02:58 AM

Can you attach a photo?

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11-25-2009 08:34 PM

rip it out and do it again…................its the only way to be sure its done right.

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12-30-2009 05:31 AM

Hello I am wondering the same thing because the trailer I am renting to own has the same problem and it was leaking but the guy that still owns it until I do just put cocking in the hole and my Mother told me that it needed to be fixed from the outside well to late for that now, although in the spring/summer going to go up and look at the roof and see whats going on. There are other places were its sagging also. I am in colorado and I dont know that price of drywall because I never have had to use it before. anyhelp would be great although I am thinking what oppsy said was the logical way to go.

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