The Right Porch Ceiling Adds CharmAdd ceiling porch bead board to an existing plywood porch ceiling or install tongue and groove and you've just created a warm inviting porch.
Most porches are either open with visible rafters/joists or covered with various materials. Like other parts of your porch you have options.
The ceiling on your porch can be a wow!
Porch Ceiling Materials
Vinyl bead board - Photo courtesy of Shelly
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Photo courtesy of JulieArnan
Tips: When installing tongue and groove, use stainless steel ring nails. Also, allow for expansion and if using wide boards (4" or more) nail the board to the joist in several places.
Also, miter the end cuts so that the boards fit together end-to-end nicely. This prevents separation lines when the wood expands and contracts.
Photo courtesy of Jay to the Nathan
Now that you have the right porch ceiling, add a ceiling fan!
Easy to install, an outdoor ceiling fan will add a steady breeze on those hot summer days. They look great and will add both ambiance and comfort for your family and guests.
Did you know porch ceilings are traditionally painted blue? Word has it that it reminds people of the sky or that it wards off mosquitoes. Either way, a blue ceiling looks great!
Porch Ceilings: More Than Meets the Eye
Did you get some insight about ceilings on porches? We hope you did.Now take a look at a porch ceiling transformation that our reader Shelly shared with us.
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