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Old 10-31-2012, 07:42 AM   #1
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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?

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Elevate those storage items to shelving suspended from the rafters.

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

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a photo or two may aid in providing useful suggestions
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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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