Many shop owners who need to have the ceilings of their commercial premises replaced make these mistakes when they do so.

Covering, rather than removing, their stock and shop equipment before tearing out the old ceiling

If a businessperson owns a very large shop which sells a lot of different products, then they might feel that it would be too time-consuming to remove all of these items before getting their new ceiling installed, and much too expensive to rent an extra-large storage unit in which to temporarily stow these goods. Because of this, they may make the error of leaving all of their products and shop equipment on the premises and just end up covering these things up with dust sheets whilst the ceiling installation is occurring.

This is a very risky move that could result in them having to greatly extend the original length of their shop closure. The reason for this is that the tearing down of a ceiling can lead to big pieces of plasterboard crashing down and striking any objects that happen to be placed on the floor below the ceiling. This is particularly likely to happen in situations where the ceiling's structural stability has already greatly declined and can occur even when it is being taken down in a meticulous manner by a highly competent remodelling contractor.

If there are fragile shop products and numerous pieces of expensive equipment in the areas where this plasterboard falls, these objects could either be broken by the impact or end up being contaminated with plasterboard dust. It could take many weeks for a shopkeeper to replace or have these broken goods repaired, during which time they might not be able to keep their shop open. Given this, although arranging for the temporary removal of their equipment and stock could be bothersome, a shop owner in this situation could save themselves a lot of stress by doing so.

Insisting that the remodelling contractor use low-cost materials when installing the ceiling

Although it is possible to make do with cheaper materials when fitting a residential ceiling, commercial ceiling installation should always be done using top-quality materials. Some shop owners mistakenly assume that they can have their remodelling contractor use economy materials and achieve the same high-quality results as they would if they were to have them use higher-quality items.

The reality is that commercial ceilings usually need to be made from the best materials because they are put under greater pressure than residential ceilings. For example, if a shop owner has a stockroom above the ceiling they're replacing and this room is filled with thousands of heavy products, then the plasterboard, adhesives and other items that the ceiling is made from must be highly durable in order for it to stay structurally stable whilst it is continuously supporting such a heavy load. A ceiling made from subpar materials might eventually crack under this pressure, even if it had been installed perfectly by a proficient remodelling contractor.

For more information, call commercial ceiling installation businesses near you.