A ceiling is essentially an overhang on a wall, and in some instances, a ceiling may extend over the side of a building. A ceiling is generally not considered to be a structural part, however, it can be a finished surface enclosing the underside of an exterior roof or the ground level of an upper story above the ground floor. Although an area ceiling does not contain a roof, many times this is combined with an attic ceiling as a more complete roof structure.
A ceiling is usually framed by the frame of the walls, although an area ceiling can be framed by the traditional home design practice of using “tubes” (i.e. pipes) as roofing materials. Some home owners choose to use an attic ceiling for their attic area, which may be considered an attic ceiling.
The ceiling of an attic is often a part of the traditional home design practice of including a wall along the rear of an attic. If the wall was constructed long ago, it may have had a single roof and ceiling, although many homes have a series of ceiling to roof ceilings. The roof and ceiling are framed by the same traditional home design practice, and are often the same color.
An attic ceiling may not be readily visible to an untrained eye, but in a rafter’s eye, the rafters are generally joined together at a “U” joint between rafters. Common methods for attaching rafters include nails, staples, and wood ties. Rafters are often left open for ventilation purposes during cold weather.
When choosing a ceiling for your home, it is important to take into consideration the amount of lighting needed and the overall appearance of the room, since ceilings are often the first thing the interior designer notices. When choosing a style of ceiling for an attic, the interior designer should consider the fact that the ceiling may only support one light fixture. Therefore, it is important that the interior designer chooses the correct style of ceiling for the area ceiling in order to allow enough light access. and that it fits into the style of interior design scheme for the room.
When selecting a style of ceiling for your attic, the interior designer should keep in mind the fact that it is usually an area ceiling and should follow the traditional home design practice of including a “U” joint and a ceiling rafter, usually framing a wall. as a unit. In most cases, this will add some strength to the ceiling, since the rafters are often the main point of support.