CEILINGS! Do I really need them?I have an old colonial built in the 20's. I have redecorated and fixed horse hair plaster walls and ceilings in a number of rooms but I am preparing to do the last bedroom and it was last redecorated in the 70's from the looks of it. The greatest issue is the ceilings which has an overhead fan. The plaster ceilings have cracked but more than just sheetrock screws, washers and buttons will do. I am considering either removing all of the plaster ceiling in the room and putting sheetrock up over the lath. OR I can just sheetrock over the plaster, but I am afraid of having too much weight on the sheetrock and therefore cracking the sheetrock later on in time. Additionally this may require having to remove the antique wooden crown moulding. I remove the plaster ceiling and put up sheetrock over the lath I may have to replace all the blown in insulation in the ceiling through the attic. Does anyone have expertise at this? I am also remodeling the attic above this and other rooms into an additional room since it has heat and electricity already up there originally but has been used for storage for some 60+ years at least. So should I tear down the plaster ceilng and put up sheetrock or sheetrock over the plaster. The buttons and screws are out of the question on this room as opposed to all ym others?January 28 2009 - Boston00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.