Garage Ceiling Repairs and Maintenance in Melbourne
Take care of your Melbourne home with quality services from the experts. Your garage is subject to conditions that are more demanding than in other parts of the home. This is the case even when under the same roof as the rest of the home. Garages generally have a cement floor, brick walls and large doors that let in rain and strong winds when open. Also take into consideration that at times your cars are even garaged wet.
It is therefore understandable that your garage area will tend to be damp. Unfortunately, the plasterboard ceiling can absorb moisture to a point where it actually starts to come away from its battens or trusses. Another contributing factor that may cause your ceiling to come away is the vibration caused by the garage roller door motor. I have been replacing and fixing garage ceilings for two decades and have restored hundreds to working, safe conditions.
Why the need for garage ceilings maintenance?
My advice to you is, if you are concerned that your garage ceiling may be coming away from its battens or trusses you should seek professional advice.
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It's best to catch the problem early as it is a lot easier to carry out minor repairs. If major repair work is required or even the need to replace the whole ceiling, then it begins to become expensive.
For garage ceiling repairs, we use a course thread screw designed for screwing plasterboard to timber battens/trusses as opposed to clouts still found in ceilings in Melbourne today.
Looking after your garage plasterboard ceiling:
- Install eave and gable vents or roof ventilators in the roof cavity.
- Roll on or brush on a high quality sealer undercoat designed for exterior use.
- Use a premium exterior paint system that includes a mould inhibitor.
Replacing your garage ceiling to meet Australian Standards (AS/NZS 2589:2007)
We provide extra framing by inserting trimmers between ceiling frames or installing steel angles (Rondo P 18) as shown in Photo 1. When fixing garage ceilings, ceiling sheets are fixed to battens or trusses using course thread screws. As shown in photo 2, double screws are used every 400mm with plenty of stud adhesive (glue) for extra strength. As shown in photo 3, the perimeter of the sheet is screwed every 300mm as required by Australian standards. All joints are back blocked and paper tape is used for maximum join strength, as seen in photo 4.
P.1-Perimeter angle (P-18) used and plenty of stud
adhesive applied, extra trimmers as required.
Caution: The plasterboard must not be installed until building is completely waterproof. Condensation of water onto either the face or back of the plasterboard must be avoided. Insufficient protection from condensation can result in joint distortion, plasterboard sagging, mould growth and fastener popping. Also take note of tips, found left side of this page – these precautions will help protect your ceiling against condensation and humidity. We pride ourselves on meeting all the requirements set out in the Australian Standards for plasterers.
P.2-Double screws every 400mm, not 600mm
Our Melbourne based team prides itself on meeting all the requirements set out in the Australian Standards for plasterers. If you have any queries or would like to request a free quote for garage ceiling repairs in Melbourne, please contact our office anytime. Call Todd on 0418 559 057 for general information only. For technical advice call 1300 724 505.
P.3-Screwed every 300mm around perimeter of ceiling
P.4-Paper tape is used in joins for maximum strength ,
Another base coat and a final coat is then applied