I would like to put up drywall over the plaster/lath. I don’t really want to get into hauling down the plaster, and really don’t want to open up everything and dump all the insulation.
I had a quote from a contractor, who said he would just attach drywall to the furring strips. To me, removing the strips and screwing the drywall directly to the joists seems like it would be better. Less points of failure in the screws attaching the strips to the joists, or the drywall to the strips. Plus, I can save about 3/4 inch of ceiling height.
Any reason I can’t or shouldn’t take down the furring strips and just fasten directly to the joists?