Ceiling Options for Modern Modular Homes

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Modern Modular Homes

Most of the modular home manufacturers will offer you a choice of ceiling heights and some decorative features for the ceilings. You will be able to add character to the rooms by having the home manufacturer to slope the ceiling. Another option is to add a tray ceiling to a room to make it attractive. To offer a dramatic effect to a room, it will be good to design the room with cathedral or vaulted ceilings.

Flat Ceilings

Most of the manufacturers offer ceiling heights of eight feet or nine feet for flat ceilings, even though some of them offer seven feet and six feet ceilings. Owing to shipping height regulations, most of the manufacturers offer nine-foot ceiling as an option. Ranch houses, CapeCods, and second floor of two story modular homes, all come under the maximum-height regulations.

Manufacturers make transportation of taller modular homes work by delivering home modules with roof overhangs detached from the roofing of the home, as this can help reduce the height of the home enough to meet the regulations. Either the general contractor or the set crew attaches the roof overhangs immediately after installing the house.

Tray Ceilings

The manufacturer of the home can make a tray ceiling by adding a soffit around the perimeter of the home. This tray can be decorated with crown moldings to improve the visual appeal of the home. If you are planning to make a two story modular home, you will have additional options to build tray ceiling on the first floor.

As both the ceilings are independent, you can remove the first floor ceiling in a room, keeping the ceiling around the border. The leftover ceiling around the border will offer the soffit required for the tray ceiling. The benefit of this roofing is that you can raise the ceiling height of a single room without raising the complete ceiling height.

Sloped Ceilings

Modern manufactured home builders offer sloped ceilings, that provide twelve to eighteen inches of the pitch from the outside wall of the home to the center of the home. The load of the roofing will be carried by a beam, finished in a drywall, which drops below the ceiling at the marriage wall. This will need a seven-foot to six-inch height for the ceiling where the bottom of the slope starts and it works well with a seven in twelve or five in twelve pitched roof.