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Do I need my ceiling replastered after roof leak?

Postby Minty123 » Thu Jun 08, 2023 10:39 am

I had a roof leak last December (6 months ago), whilst the house was tenanted as I was abroad. Whilst the roof was being fixed, I believe the insulation got damp and caused the ceiling to crack in this bedroom. There are now cracks between what I believe is the drywall on the ceiling. I'm wondering if I need to replace the ceiling completely (drywall and replaster) or if it's okay just to sand and redecorate. I don't want the cracks to come back, but am also limited in my budget. Thanks
Photo of cracks and ceiling paint coming off
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Postby stoneyboy » Fri Jun 09, 2023 10:06 pm

Hi minty123,
If the ceiling is rubbed down and redecorated there would be no guarantees that the cracks would not reappear. The best chance of having a faultless ceiling would be to overboard with staggered joints and apply a skim coat.
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