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how to repair crack in ceiling

We have a new home and noticed that there was a crack in a sheet rock joint in our entry way. We didn't worry too much about it until spring. when we went to repair it, it had swollen back together. I am worried now that we are going back into the cooler months, it will separate again. How do I patch it?:confused:

Re: how to repair crack in ceiling

I'm guessing the space above this ceiling is an attic space.
Depending on the construction of the home you may have engineered trusses.

There is a phenomenon called truss uplift that may explain your issue. Use the search function and type in "truss uplift" and you will find a few threads discussing this topic.

Re: how to repair crack in ceiling

Our house is having a similar problem. It was built in 1953 and every room has a crack down the middle of the ceiling. I'm interested to see what I can do to fix it.

Re: how to repair crack in ceiling

If you have cracks int the ceiling in every room I would think there is something shifting.
If these cracks are opening and closing with the seasons you really won't be able to effectively patch them.

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