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Old 08-18-2009, 09:59 AM   #1
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Sheet rock (1/4") in trailer house sagging


We are refurbishing a 2x6 structure trailer so it has been siting a couple of years and the Sheet rock is sagging on the ceiling like it has taken up moisture.... But the roof is not leaking cause there is a new Metal roof on it... I think because there is no heat... and lots of humidity, the sheet rock is soggy like...

What material can I cover it with on the ceiling and walls so that I dont have to deal with it again.. It is being remodled for a guest house so there will not be any one living in it.

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It's never ok to use 1/4 drywall on a ceiling, only on walls where there's already a backer (not just studs)... 1/4 will always sag regardless of moisture.

you need to pull it down and put up 1/2" or better yet, 5/8" drywall.

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should I use the green color Plaster board?
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I can use green plaster board.. but I am thinking of going right over the plaster, because if i take it down the insulation may fall out too...
I would use cement board or something of that sort but it is expensive and heavy..
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It would be ideal to remove the defective 1/4" rock (what were they thinking?) and hang new thicker rock. If you insist on leaving it then you'll need to mark out where each framing member is so your screws will hit it every time when you hang the new sheet. 1/2" is fine in most cases, 5/8" is better.
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