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5 Reasons to Choose Prefab Barrel Construction

When it comes to barrel construction, do you know your stuff? If you’re thinking of building a barrel vault from scratch, read this first.

Have you considered prefab barrel construction? We’re not talking about whiskey barrels here. That might be fun too, but it’s an entirely different project. Today, we’re talking about barrel vaulted ceilings.

The barrel ceiling is made up of a series of arches that span a length greater than 24 inches. When you choose a barrel ceiling, you have some options. You can opt for a soft, half-circle or elliptical arch depending on what kind of style you’re looking to achieve in the room.

There’s another benefit to choosing barrel construction over other types of decorative ceilings: it’s flexible. Because you can easily frame it beneath existing joints and/or trusses, it can easily be popped up into the attic space to give the room extra height.

Okay, so you’re sold on the barrel. Now, it’s time to figure out how to get it up into your attic space. Our suggestion would be to go with the prefab barrel construction, but the decision is yours. Here is our logic:

  1. Prefab Barrel Construction Saves Time: As we all know, time is money. Regardless of your job size, you must make the most out of every minute and every penny. Otherwise, lost time will eat into your profits. When you order one of our kits, you can make the most of your time by starting and completing other projects in the 5 days it takes us to produce your ceiling.
  2. Barrel Construction from Scratch is Hard Work: There’s no sugarcoating this one. You have to be a skilled craftsman to complete this job, and even then there is much room for error. In order for a barrel ceiling to look professional, it must be perfectly smooth, which means your angles must all be exact. The larger the ceiling, the harder it is to construct from scratch. But the same isn’t true for our kits. Large or small, it’s easy for us to deliver the same precision every time.
  3. Prefab Barrel Construction Saves Money: And not just in the “time is money” sense. Our kits typically come in priced at a mere fraction of the cost of a decorative ceiling built from scratch, so there’s really no reason to do it yourself.
  4. Our Kits Come Complete with Instructions and Support: When you go it alone, you’re really on your own, but with our ready-to-install kits, you’ll receive easy-to-follow instructions and gain access to our extensive library of “how to” videos to help you along the way.

No One Has to Know: Hey, we won’t tell your clients that you used one of our kits, and once they’re installed they’ll look like the architectural masterpieces they were designed to be. Nothing more. Nothing less. So feel free to sit back and bask in the glow of everyone’s adoration.

 

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