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bmcnees16 10-31-2012 08:42 AM

Attic Storage with additional insulation
 
I have loose cellulose insulation in my attic and I will be adding several more inches this winter to increase the R value. However, that means that all of my support beams will be buried in insulation and I can no longer rest plywood on them and use the attic for storage as I currently do.

What is the best way to increase the height of the attic floor so I can have my additional insulation and storage? I could lay down additional wood beams, but that seems like it would add quite a bit of weight to the house. Is there an easier, cheaper way to have my insulation and keep some storage?

SeniorSitizen 10-31-2012 09:06 AM

Elevate those storage items to shelving suspended from the rafters.

OR, pitch it in the dumpster like I need to do.
:laughing:

GBrackins 10-31-2012 10:07 AM

a photo or two may aid in providing useful suggestions

joecaption 10-31-2012 10:57 AM

Hope it's just light suff your trying to put up there. By far most attics were never built for storage.


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