Metal Ceiling Installation Cost

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Metal Ceiling Installation Cost

Learn about the cost of a Metallaire™ metal ceiling installation.

Pressed metal ceilings are a timeless and fashionable design addition to any space. When considering purchasing Metallaire ceilings for your home, it's important to know about the different installation methods and costs associated with them.

Use our material estimator to get an idea of the cost for your panels and installation methods, then read on to see what else to consider in the overall cost of your project.

Material Estimator

Panels and Filler Panels

Panels and Filler Panels

The cost of a metal ceiling installation depends on the finish you select for you space. You can expect to pay anywhere between $4.00-$12.00/sq. ft. for the ceiling itself. The historical punched patterns are not intended to be cut. So, to finish the perimeter of the room where full-size panels do not fit, we offer a low-profile “filler” panel. Filler panels in the same finish will be approximately the same price and will give your project a finished look, right up to the wall.

Cornices

Cornices

Instead of wooden trim and molding, cornices allow you to transition from ceiling to wall in coordinating metal. Like the metal panels and filler panels, the costs vary based on the selected finish and height of the cornice. For example, a dramatic, 9-inch copper cornice is going will add more cost to your project than a subtle, white 2-inch cornice. Both provide a nice transition from the ceiling to the wall - it all depends on your taste and style. Visit a local retailer to see available options and pricing.

A tongue-and-groove ceiling.

A tongue-and-groove ceiling.

Metallaire panels can be installed two different ways depending on the size of the panel.

24" x 24" with Suspended Grid System
In spaces where you need to retain access to pipes and wiring behind the ceiling, install the 24” x 24” panel in Prelude™ 15/16” suspension (grid) system. Use our material estimator to get a rough idea of the cost of the grid. You can either select our Metallaire™ coordinating grid kit, available in 4 finishes, or work with a paint supplier near you to mix a paint that is suitable for metal and that will coordinate with the panels and optional cornices.

24" x 48" with Direct-apply Cone Head Nails
To maximize your ceiling height and add drama, 24" x 48" Metallaire panels can be mounted directly to your ceiling with coordinating cone head nails. The nails are ordered separately. Additionally, to ensure a secure attachment, we recommend applying plywood to your joists or existing ceiling. The panels have pre-marked nail locations with overlapping borders to ensure a square installation.