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Domes, Vaults And Arches Are Now A Reality At Home

(HIT) - Ornamental domes, vaulted and tray ceilings, curved archways and soffits have long been the norm in many commercial buildings, where they have replaced traditionally flat walls and ceilings. But advanced technology is now enabling homeowners to enjoy the same three-dimensional designs in their residences.

The USG Drywall Suspension System was developed by the same company that invented SHEETROCK® Brand Gypsum Panels
The USG Drywall Suspension System was developed by the same company that invented SHEETROCK® Brand Gypsum Panels and later introduced the first acoustical ceiling panels.

The key to this revolution is a breakthrough ceiling suspension technology. The system utilizes pre-engineered, integrated components that eliminate the guesswork often involved in the design process, while reducing installation time by up to 50 percent compared to other types of ceiling installation methods. As a result, today’s homeowners can request more dramatic add-ons to their new residence or consider a variety of new options in all types of remodeling projects.

Called the USG Drywall Suspension System, the technology was developed by the same company that invented SHEETROCK® Brand Gypsum Panels and later introduced the first acoustical ceiling panels. It can be installed easily by just about any remodeling contractor or carpenter.

This innovative suspension system facilitates the design of unique domes, barrel vaults, archways and soffits.

The system can be used in a variety of ways in just about any home:

  • Soffits are virtually synonymous with kitchens, and are typically used to fill in the open spaces between the ceiling and the tops of wall cabinets. They can also be used to add dramatic flair or to define specific spaces. To create a variety of different looks, consider a curved, boxed or stepped soffit.
  • Keep in mind that while traditional in the kitchen, soffits aren’t limited to this area of the home. More ornate ceiling treatments in the master bedroom with tray or coffer ceilings and even domes or vaulted ceilings are becoming increasingly popular.
  • A drywall suspension system makes creating arches and domes almost as simple as playing with an erector set! Your builder or contractor can order prefabricated pieces to create an arched hallway, vaulted ceiling in an entryway or living room, or a barrel ceiling over a sunken tub in a master bath. Paired with unique lighting, these designs can add a distinctive look to a home.
  • When it comes to finishing off a basement, the drywall suspension system can be wrapped easily around offending pipes and ducts to provide an economical solution for hiding mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems during renovations. It also creates a smooth ceiling surface that can maintain maximum heights with minimum clearance.

While the old-fashioned way of achieving dramatic architectural looks was time-consuming and expensive, the drywall suspension system can help add incredible architectural detail to your home without breaking your budget.

For more information about the USG Drywall Suspension System, visit the company’s Web site at www.usg.com or call 1-800-USG-4-YOU.

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