This project is a little above and beyond simple DIY tasks, but don’t let it alarm you. We’ll help you get your project rolling in no time, and soon your space will have a sleek, new drop ceiling. The best part? We’ve got special tips and materials to make this more advanced DIY project something that you’ll feel confident tackling yourself.
Getting Started With Your Drop Ceiling Installation Project
Possibly the hardest part of any drop ceiling installation is the planning and preparation. We’ve got a lot of resources that will help you get your project started right. Think figuring out how many ceiling panels you’ll need or learning more about how to get your borders right. Here are some resources if you’re still in the process of choosing which drop ceiling to install, or learning more about the process.
QUICKHANG Grid Hook Kits
QUICKHANG Grid Hook Kits come with hooks, brackets and nails, and are a faster and easier way to install a drop ceiling vs. traditional hanger wire. These handy kits mean you only need to mark off intervals where you’ll install the brackets, nail in the brackets, and then thread in the pre-bent, heavy-duty hooks that will support the grid. Here’s what you need to know about using QUICKHANG Grid Hook Kits:
Each kit covers approximately 160 sq. ft. of ceiling space (depending on room dimensions)
These joist-mounted brackets save headroom -- only 2.5” of drop needed
You can use the Grid Hook Kits with any standard grid system
It’s important to note that these kits do not include ceiling grid, molding, or ceiling panels.
QUICKHANG Grid Hook Kits are extremely easy to adjust, too. Say for example, your ceiling joists are a bit uneven (most are). You can easily move the hooks up and down to level out the ceiling, without the hassle of untying and retying hanger wire. All you need to do is squeeze the bracket tabs and make the necessary changes.. Another great benefit of this system - you can adjust your ceiling up or down based on obstructions like pipes and ductwork --again, just by squeezing the bracket tabs and adjusting the hooks.
QUICKHANG Installation Kits
QUICKHANG Installation Kits take things a step further and provide all the hooks, brackets and nails, plus all the ceiling grid and wall molding you’ll need to cover approximately 64 sq. ft. of space. (Ceiling panels are sold separately.) These convenient kits make installing a drop ceiling an easy DIY project. Here are a few things you need to know about QUICKHANG Installation Kits:
Installation kits are available for either 2’ x 2’ or 2’ x 4’ ceiling panels
If you need just a few extra pieces, you can buy them separately
Kits make single-person installation a snap, especially because of the lightweight, easy-to-handle 6’ main beams
The specially coated metal pieces are easy to cut with tin snips
Like the QUICKHANG Grid Hook Kits, these full installation kits give you flexibility in how you install your ceiling, giving you the leeway to account for uneven ceiling surfaces and obstructions.