Do you love the architectural interest that wood beams add to a room? Whether they’ve been there forever or are a new addition to the space, wood beams add warmth and character to a room.
In older homes, these wood beams were often part of the trusses that helped support the home. Now, though, you can add wood beams to any space to add to the vibe without buying an old home.
Are you wondering about installing wood ceiling beams for your home? Would they work in your space, and is installation complicated? Is it best to hire a professional for the installation?
Read on for what to consider with professionals vs. DIY installation.
Installation Using Professionals
Whether you’re installing real wood beams on the ceiling or faux wood beam, there are several good reasons to consider hiring a professional for your installation.
A professional is experienced at placing the beam and ensuring it stays secure. This is precise work that requires cutting and placement. The last thing you need is your beam, faux or not, to come back down.
The beams can also be heavy. A professional will have the needed crew to get the beam up into place and hold it there while it gets secured.
A professional not only comes with a crew, but they also come with all the tools and ladders needed to get the beam cut, in place, and attached.
When you hire a professional, you don’t have to do the work, and the pro comes with insurance. If they make a mistake or there is damage, they are accountable for it.
There are many tutorials available online on how to install wood beams on the ceiling. If you’re a DIY enthusiast, you could consider installing your own faux wood beam.
Having said that, there are several things to consider, including the following:
- Do you have the needed tools?
- Are you comfortable handling power tools yourself?
- Do you have the necessary ladders to get you to the height you need for installation?
- Will you have available help when it comes time to lift the beam into place?
If you opt for a DIY installation, you want to be sure to measure multiple times before making any cuts. You also want to ensure you have the needed tools to do the correct installation.
What to Consider When Deciding on Installation
Whether you hire a professional or DIY, when you consider how to install wood beams on a vaulted ceiling, it will come down to your skill and comfort level.
Because this involves going up to the ceiling and securing the heavy beam, many who have DIY skills still prefer to hire the pros.
Installing Wood Ceiling Beams in Your Home
Installing wood ceiling beams can add character and visual interest to your home. With many options available in faux beams, too, it’s a matter of choosing what you love most for your space.
Contact us today to learn more about faux wood beam options and discuss installation.