When you have a home and are thinking about the different ways that you can remodel or otherwise improve it, the ceiling may be one of the last things you look to improve - quite literally.
If you happen to have popcorn ceiling, the question may come up on how to make it look better and the thing you may consider is either to possibly repaint it, clean it thoroughly, or even to just remove it entirely.
With that being the case, let us now consider and look at whether you should remove your popcorn ceiling in Grapevine, TX.
Remove : Because It May Contain Asbestos
If your home was built before 1978, there's a possibility that your popcorn ceiling has some element of asbestos to it -- an extremely toxic substance that could cause a number of health problems.
The truth is that the only way that you could get hurt by it is by the ceiling flaking off onto the ground, but this is not a risk that a lot of people would be willing to take, all things considered.
It may be best to avoid having such a ceiling and get the ceiling professionally removed, but if you get the ceiling tested and you do have asbestos you will need to get a certain kind of remover that works with asbestos.
Keep : Because It Does Good Muffling Echoes
The biggest selling point that popcorn ceiling had for a lot of people for quite awhile was the fact that it is so impressive as muffling sound that might come about from being in the room -- reducing echo, that is.
Some people have noticed that when they remove the popcorn ceiling from a room in their home, it does tend to increase the echo in the room by a bit.
The plus side is that there are more modern methods to improving the sound in your rooms and halls than using popcorn ceiling.
Remove : Because It's Just Ugly
It's just not something that's up for debate -- popcorn ceilings are downright ugly -- they look a bit like someone took a stew of some sort, pureed it, and then dyed it as white as possible in most part (you don't often see a popcorn ceiling that's not white for some reason.)
Popcorn ceilings additionally don't get better looking with age -- as they age, they actually get worse looking as bits and pieces so easily come off of the ceiling and any attempt to clean the ceiling will often get you a ceiling that looks a little cleaner and a lot less pleasant looking.
Keep : It Keeps Bumps And Flaws Hidden
One of the best things about popcorn ceiling is that it is quite a simple way to take a ceiling that is uneven and full of flaws and evens it out.
The application of the popcorn ceiling means that you will have taken that uneven ceiling and given it a mostly uniform level, though that will be a level that is entirely covered in bumps.
Remove : Hard To Clean
Popcorn ceilings are really difficult to clean because of the texture and all of the bumps that go along with it.
Thanks to the texture, just getting into the various crevices of the ceiling can be extremely problematic and difficult.
Bottom Line :
The process of removing your popcorn ceiling can be extremely difficult and messy but you may find that your home is better off as a result.
Of course, you may find that you like the qualities of having popcorn ceiling and the acoustic effects that it has enough to leave on your popcorn ceilings.
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