When you are dreaming about your future porch do you ever consider the ceiling finish? You should because the material you pick, the finish your choose can add style and charm to your porch. Here are the typical porch ceiling finishes that add and enhance the look of your porch.
Plywood: Probably the most typical ceiling covering, plywood can be painted. We recommend a quality exterior grade plywood be used as it is susceptible to moisture and will separate if wet over time. I’d prime the edges as well to keep out moisture.
Bead board: A mainstay for ceilings, bead board panels are easy to install. Bead board can also be painted or stained and will really add warmth to your porch. Bead board panels can be applied directly over exposed joists (if the joists run parallel to your home. This finish with exposed rafters reflects a more rustic style.
Vinyl Bead board: Vinyl bead board is virtually maintenance-free. It looks clean and comes in a few color choices for those home owners who want low maintenance. You might want to leave the rafters exposed and wrap them with vinyl for a stylish finish.
Tongue and Groove: Perhaps the most beautiful of all ceiling materials, tongue and groove comes in a variety of woods, can be custom-made to your specifications, and looks fantastic. Tongue and groove boards come in various widths also. Normally, tongue and groove ceilings are stained.
Don’t forget to add sky lights for extra light particularly in a shady location. Also fans today come in a wide variety of styles and can put that final touch on your porch.
Plus in the South we like to the old custom of painting your porch ceiling blue to keep away evil spirits and also wasps from building nests because they are confused and think it is the sky.
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