suspended ceilings have many advantages, including ease of installation, water resistance, aesthetic appeal, durability.However, they are not very resistant to cuts and punctures, and in such cases require immediate repair of suspended ceilings.
If mounting tension ceiling - it's strictly for professionals, then they repair in some cases can be dealt with independently.But it is not always advisable to do to make repairs - stretched canvas is often easier to replace than to repair.It depends on the nature and extent of the damage.
Causes Damage suspended ceilings
Cuts and punctures
Despite the high strength, tension fabric - it's just a film or a thin layer of tissue that can be easily damaged with a sharp object.It may even be the angle of high furniture, move to another location.
particularly susceptible to such damage recently spanned the ceiling, so the first few days after installation, it is desirable to give him "settle", and only then
Sag material due to flooding
most often have to do the repair of the ceiling in the bathroom, in the bathroom or kitchen, as these areas are more likely to live above the flooded neighbors.
Consequences depend on exactly what you have ceiling - cloth or film.As well as the temperature of the water accumulated under the material.If it is very hot, then save the coverage is not likely to succeed, even if it is made of PVC film, since at high temperatures the film is stretched forever.A
ceilings cloth can be stained and divorces.In such cases, they will have to change completely.
reference.Complete replacement of the tension fabric are expensive, but cheaper than the initial installation.Since only have to change the fabric, leaving the curtain design.
gap along the seam or gap baguette
Such problems arise through no fault of the owners and the ceiling are covered by warranty.
reason may be:
- Improper installation.
- Wrong cutting fabric or calculation (see. How to make a payment of a stretch ceiling).
- The use of substandard materials.
If your ceiling is sold at the seam or baguette moved away from the wall with the fastening, do not make repairs stretch ceiling with his hands - call a representative of the company that is installing.It should eliminate the defect or completely replace the materials at their own expense.
slack from time to time and other defects
After a few years of operation, the ceiling may sag, even if the room temperature is kept constant, and the surface was carried out for the right care.This often happens when the area it is very large.
At the same time, you can do several times renovated bathroom - ceiling at the same time will only need to be washed.On the small square sagging almost imperceptibly.
now become very popular homemade sauna.If they establish the web tension, when it is required to increase the temperature sag.Maybe it falls altogether if melted edge holding film prints.
Cloth stretch ceiling film may be destroyed and another for one reason - resulting in temperatures as low as negative values.Therefore, it should not be installed on a non-heated in the winter dacha.
repair methods tension structures
Simply cut to make repairs stretch ceiling cloth:
- They carefully sutured selected color kapron thread.
- If you cut a large, you can glue the strip of fiberglass tape or fabric, tightly clutching the edge of the patch to the web.
After repair, if the traces are very visible, you can paint the entire ceiling surface water-based paint from the gun.
If you cut the film, place the cut should immediately seal with tape or electrical tape, to prevent further break stretched canvas.This temporary measure will allow you to prepare everything necessary to repair the damage.
There are two ways to fix the suspended ceiling alone, but they are possible only with small cuts of up to 2 cm. If they no longer have to call professionals or change the canvas completely.
- If the break occurred far from the edge of the film , it will have to put the patch.It is best to cut it out of a piece of the film from which he made the ceiling - typically installers leave it just in case.If such a film is not, use a different, contrasting applications making the ceiling.On the cut patch it is applied to a transparent adhesive or sealant, and then cut to remove the tape, and in its place the patch is pressed.It takes some time to hold in position, using a clean, dry cloth.Excess adhesive is removed immediately.
Council.Sometimes it is easier not to seal the cut, and install in its place a lamp, suspended hood or other decorative element.In this case, the cut bonded around a special plastic ring within which the film is cut.
- If the cut is not far from the wall , you can try to drag the canvas by removing the hole in the groove of baguette.To do this, you need an antenna cable and a good glue.The segment cable length of 8-10 cm is necessary to stick to the edge of a cut parallel to the baguette.When the glue is tightly adhered, canvas at this point you need to warm up the hairdryer, then pull up the cable to the slot and tuck it into a flat blunt object.The canvas will creases that are eliminated in the same way: parallel to the crease at short intervals is attached cable that after heating tucked into the groove.And so the entire length of the ceiling.
If you had a flood and slack tension ceiling - repair would be to dismantle the lamps, chandeliers (see. How to Hang a chandelier in the suspended ceiling?) or any other element built into the ceiling, and let the water through it.
In that case, if your ceiling fixtures or no holes for exhaust, will have to disconnect from the hinged portion of the web design.But this is best left to professionals.
Return web or lights should be in place after the material has dried.
sometimes at significant flood fabric withstands the weight of accumulated water, and she mounted design can be taken out of the wall or ceiling .In this case, can not do without professional involvement.
As mentioned above, problems can arise if they were improperly installed ceilings - repair in this case lies with the firm-installer.
- If there was a gap in the seam, the web is changing completely.
- If the wall broke a baguette, it is reset by using additional spacers, and then re-tighten the web.But before it is necessary to establish the cause of the damage.If it is in the bad fasteners, it is possible to leave the old cloth.If separation has occurred due to excessive tension, it means that the material is cut was wrong and should do a little more.