ceiling tiles that collapse

Had a roof leak at church. Little bit of water worked through, probably under an ice dam.
The two foot by two foot ceiling tile collapsed, and went on the floor in a scatter of white fiber material.
Why are ceiling tiles made to collapse like that? Makes a mess for people to clean up.
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On Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:23:53 AM UTC-6, Stormin Mormon wrote:

Would it be better to hold back the water and have a structural failure? (or better to itch your magic undies?)
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| Why are ceiling tiles made to collapse like | that? Makes a mess for people to clean up. |
The idea is that the roof is not supposed to be leaking. :) Suspended ceilings are only designed to be lightweight, cheap, visual elements. If you'd put up a real ceiling it wouldn't have collapsed. On the other hand, it probably would have been even more expensive to fix. So from that point of view you might consider yourself lucky.
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On 2/19/2015 9:11 AM, Mayayana wrote:

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