Whitney Houston said it best: Crack is whack. Okay, so she may not have been talking about ceiling cracks, but the sentiment still applies.
Ceiling cracks can be a natural part of a home settling, or they can be a sign of a bigger problem. If the crack is larger than 1/4” in width, there is sagging in combination with the crack, or the crack continues from the ceiling down the wall, you may want to have a structural engineer come in to assess the problem. Other cracks, known as hairline or spiderweb cracks, are usually superficial in nature and can be fixed by a ceiling professional.
So what causes these little cracks in the first place?
Ceiling Cracks in Wood Construction with Drywall Ceilings
While it’s entirely possible that you have some kind of Gnome Fight Club going on in your attic, it’s more likely that the hairline ceiling cracks are caused by other means. Water damage can cause ceiling texture to crack and peel. If you have a leaky roof, you may develop this problem. Make sure you address the cause of the water damage before getting your cracks fixed.
Ceiling Cracks in Highrise Buildings with Concrete Ceilings
Concrete condo ceilings can also develop small cracks. In the curing process, concrete can sometimes crack. The age of the building can also be a factor in the forming of ceiling cracks. It’s common for older buildings to develop some cracks as they age. Water can cause concrete ceilings to crack, too. If an upstairs neighbour has a flood, water can find its way down into your unit. Again, as long as the cracks are not wide and structural, they are fairly simple to fix by an experienced professional. RemoveCeilingTexture.com is familiar with peeling and cracked ceiling texture.
Ceiling Crack Repairs & Ceiling Texture Removal
To Fix or Not To Fix
While they won’t cause your ceiling to collapse, spiderweb ceiling cracks definitely don’t add anything to your home decor. So unless you’re going for an earthquake-chic look, have them fixed. At RemoveCeilingTexture.com, we create beautifully smooth ceilings by removing ceiling texture, repairing ceiling cracks, and refinishing the entire surface. Contact us today for a FREE, no obligation quote. Call us at 604-420-7578 or send us an email.
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Like Leisure Suits, Textured Ceilings & Walls should be Abolished From Memory
Sure, there is a time and place for texture. For instance, fashion would be dull if textured fabrics were taken out of the picture. Velour, corduroy, silk… Some fabrics are so texture-rich it’s hard not to pet the velvet-draped stranger beside you (sidenote: do not pet this person!).
When it comes to your house, though, texture is usually applied to distract you from the fact that the ceilings or walls were not finished properly. That’s right, not only does ceiling and wall texture make your house look like it disco danced out of the 1970s, but it’s often used to cut corners. After all, it’s easier for a builder to just spray some lumpy guck everywhere instead of finishing the ceilings and walls to a smooth surface. And for some reason, this hideous look caught on.
The exteriors of homes haven’t escaped this texture-induced frenzy either. Often, exterior stucco has been “finished” to an absurdly rough coating. Stalagmites on cave floors? Amazing. Stalagmites applied horizontally to the exterior of your house? Not so much.
“Dahling, you must come see my fabulous ceiling texture” — Said No One Ever
Have you ever gone to the show home of an upscale real estate project? You’ve probably noticed that there is almost never ceiling texture or wall texture (inside or out). They know that a house has a better chance of selling, and for more money, if the surfaces are smooth and perfectly finished. If you browse Houzz for luxury interiors you will see that there is not a trace of texture to be found. But, if you’re not in the market for an upscale show home and you’re not ready for a Houzz-worthy interior renovation, with texture removal you can still get a professional, smooth finish on your ceilings and walls.
The Texture Titan—Dr. Frankenstein’s Little Known First Experiment
At Remove Ceiling Texture, we believe that texture is an ugly monster of the past and should be banished to the pits of hell (yes, we feel pretty strongly about it!). We’ve made it our business to fight it wherever it rears its ugly head. Whether you have ceiling texture, interior wall texture or exterior stucco, we can make your surfaces beautifully smooth. If you’re looking to sell and want to get top dollar or just want to live without the eyesore, contact us today for a free quote on any type of texture removal. It’s time we all said farewell to this unnecessary beast.
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