I have installed pine laminated plywood that has a grove in it every 3
inches. Now that it is installed over the whole deck (18 x 36) it
looks like tonge and grove pine is intalled up there. All the looks
and 1/4 the work.
My neighors have installed cedar strips 1/4 inch thick and 4 inches
wide, simular to wainscotting but on the ceiling, and that looks great
Just my 1 after tax cent worth
Beadboard, either the real stuff or the plywood faux stuff, is the
traditional material, assuming the ceiling area is protected from the
weather. Think old-time front porch ceiling. Personally, depending on how
porch roof was framed, I'd prefer an open ceiling, the better to keep a
lookout for leaks, and to eliminate places for small flying things to make
nests. It also makes the porch feel more open, assuming a pitched roof over
the space. (not to mention cooler, since there is no dead space to get
superheated and re-radiate back down all evening.) Of course, if roof was
framed up with typical rafters and plywood or OSB, that wouldn't be real
pretty, so custom houses tend to use pretty beams and T&G for the roof deck
over the porch, so it makes its own ceiling. Now if your porch is one of
these metal kit things, your choices will be limited, since it may be
inpossible to attach real wood to it.
Bear with me. I sent this earlier today but it hasn't shown up on the
newsgroup. I would appreciate any suggestions on a good material to use on
the ceiling of a roofed-over deck. I do not want to use vinyl soffit
Does anyone have any suggestions on a good material to use on the ceiling of
a roof-over deck? I do not want vinyl soffit material. Thanks.
I apologize if this message appeared earlier - it's not appearing on my
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