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How to Install Faux Ceiling Beams

For all of those do-it-yourselfers out there, installing faux ceiling beams can be a daunting task – even if one has the right tools and materials for the job. A properly installed beam can add character and appeal to almost any home or office, yet a poorly installed one can take away from it just as easily. Homeowners should therefore never be afraid to seek help from a professional to learn how to install faux ceiling beams.

A Few Simple Steps

Following these simple steps will help homeowners with most basic installation jobs:
  1. Measure the length of the ceiling that the beams will run along to know exactly how much lumber is needed.
  2. While faux ceiling beams can be attached to existing ceiling joists, if one is installing the new beams as part of a remodel, he or she will need to install some sort of blocking. This can be done by attaching a 2” x 4” board or blocks between the existing joists.
  3. Select beams based upon size and preference. Paint or stain can be applied before or after installation. Many beams can be ordered pre-stained in a variety of colors. Install 2” x 4” nailers along the marked chalk lines in the ceiling for the beams to be attached to.
  4. Mount the U-shaped beams over the nailers and secure them appropriately.

Remember that these instructions on how to install faux ceilings beams are no substitute for experience. To tackle complex jobs or if you are concerned about the job being done properly the first time, don’t hesitate to call a professional. To ensure that your beams are installed correctly, call 602.258.7373 now to learn about the professional installation services available when you purchase faux wood beams from Volterra Architectural Products.

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