Oct 10, 2014

Are You a Good Candidate for a Vaulted Ceiling?

Vaulted ceilings are hardly a new concept.  In fact, they were around a few hundred years before Michelangelo got his hands dirty painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.  Their popularity continues today because of their ability to enlarge a room and allow in natural light.  There are always two sides to every story and vaulted ceilings are no different.  Here’s what you need to know before investing in a home with vaulted ceilings.

In Favor Of

Natural Light: In the home, natural light makes everything look better, plain and simple!  It’s also great for enhancing your mood and energy.  Homes with vaulted ceilings have an abundance of natural light.  skylight

Elegance: Since they are typically found in more upscale homes, vaulted ceilings are perceived to provide a space with an upscale vibe.  Additionally, if you’ve got a million dollar view, the extra window space afforded by vaulted ceilings can allow you to showcase that beauty.

Embellishment Potential: With the additional space provided by a vaulted ceiling, you’ve got the ability to spruce up the “fifth wall” of a room with enlarged light fixtures, skylights and exposed beams.

Expansion of Space: Just as wearing vertical stripes can make someone appear taller and leaner, vaulted ceilings can create the illusion of a larger room.

Reasons to Shy Away

Upkeep: Tasks such as dusting, painting, installing a ceiling fan and changing a light bulb require a ladder with a vaulted ceiling.

Energy Efficiency: Due to their design, vaulted ceilings have minimal room left over for insulation.  This makes these types of insulation projects more complicated and expensive.  Failure to install insulation can increase energy costs and make the room overly hot in the summer and chilly in the winter.  In colder climates, improper insulation also puts your home at risk for ice dams.

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Acoustics: Vaulted ceilings expand the size of the room and are known for causing sound waves to bounce intermittently.  Depending on ceiling height, results can include echoes or difficulty hearing conversations and television or stereo volume.

Expense of Building: Rooms with a vaulted ceiling cost more to build than a room with a lower ceiling with the same square footage because the room requires additional paint and drywall.  A vaulted ceiling does not automatically guarantee a higher appraisal because you do not have more usable square footage than an identical home with lower ceilings.

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Golden Valley, MN
July 14, 2019

"I had a new roof put on, my ceiling insulated, and LeafGuard® gutters installed. The salesperson was great to work with and the crew was amazing! I was kept informed about the process by the crew and the office staff was always available to answer questions. I highly recommend Lindus and will likely have them install new siding."

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May 15, 2019

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Plymouth, MN
April 26, 2019

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Golden Valley, MN
April 5, 2019

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Woodbury, MN
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