Originally Posted by Brik
Atlantic has the right approach.
My question - What is the goal? A new ceiling? Improved venting to prolong the roof life? Improved insulation for comfort?
if its just aesthetic then just go ahead and add your new tiles. Improved venting to prolong your roof life and improved insulation go hand in hand. and are done like Atlantic suggests
I don't want to sound redundant in explaining the situation. I also understand that there is a "correct" way to do this remodel.
Since I would be doing the work by myself, hanging sheetrock on the ceiling is not an option. My question has to do with the two options I do have. The question being of the two if the differential between the two is minor enough not to take down the two layers that are there. Right now, there is an air space due to the 2x6 rafters. There is 5/8" sheetrock nailed to the bottom edge of those. Then there is furring strips nailed to the sheetrock. The ceiling tiles are attached to the furring strips. So, there is an airway above the sheetrock, and an airway between the sheetrock and the ceiling tiles.
My wife has worked for general contractors for over 20 years and she questions every detail of any repairs or projects. Our discussion of what to do hinges on whether going through all the work of taking down what's there, adding just R-19 and ceiling tiles would be better than adding the new ceiling tiles to what's already there.
Money is definitely an object and I'm not a young whipper snapper.