Installing metal siding on ceiling

How to Install Metal Ceiling Paneling

I put it on my ceiling

Metal ceiling paneling offers an effective method to add character to bare ceilings. They are available in a range of colors and patterns and can blend in with traditional and modern designs.

Step 1 - Calculate the Number of Panels Needed

Using the measuring tape, measure the length and width of your ceiling, and from these measurements work out how many ceiling panels will be needed to cover the ceiling.

Step 2 - Prepare the Base

Locate the ceiling joists, as this is where the plywood frame will attach to the ceiling. Drill exploratory holes until you locate a joist. Then using the chalk mark out where the joists are knowing they will be 16 inches apart from the first one. Once this is done, cover the ceiling in plywood, attaching it to the ceiling with the decking screws. If you do not have a friend to help, make a T-brace from the 2 x 4 to keep the plywood in position while you do this.

Step 3 - Fix the Metal Ceiling Panels

Use a pencil to draw the layout for the panels on the plywood. Using this as a guide, if you need to trim the panels use the tin snips, the marker and the straight edge to do so. When you are ready, start from the corner using a nail gun to nail the panels into the plywood. Leave one side of each panel unfastened so you can tuck the other one underneath. Continue until you cover the whole ceiling.


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House wrap first or window flashing?

Perhaps a newbie question...
After framing and sheathing a wood-framed house, is the house wrap (aka Tyvek, etc) installed first to the edge of wall openings, then window/door flashing lapped over that?
Or is window flashing (10" strips of that black stuff) installed first directly on wood studs/sheathing, then house wrap lapped over that?
Siding will be stucco.
What's your vote?

Ogdensburg home rehabilitation program gears up for phase two, on schedule  —
Some homes will receive extensive and visible rehabilitation, including the installation of vinyl siding, roofing and windows. Other homes won't have an obvious exterior update but will have new furnaces or flooring put in.

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  • Avatar Kerry B When installing R-Panel metal roof, why does the short side over lap instead of the long side?
    Dec 07, 2008 by Kerry B | Posted in Maintenance & Repairs

    I am reading instructions for installing R-Panel. They show a diagram where the short side of the V overlaps the long side. Is there a reason for this? Seems like overlapping the long side of the V would be more water resistant.

    • You need to put the long side on the bottom for stability, it creates a flat surface for the short side to screw down to. The laps should be sealed with tape that is designed for this application, it's kind of like a putty tape and sticks like crazy and seals.