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Old 11-08-2014, 09:19 PM   #1
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Turning my attic into storage and for a Versa Lift to be installed. Live in FL. I am sure the attic is strong enough to hold what I need it to.

Right now, there is basically nothing in the attic. It's an old house. I don't need the ultimate control of temperature up there, but decent. I have looked at several options of insulation but can't decide.

For the FL weather and an older home, what would you guys say is the best insulation for my purpose?
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Old 11-10-2014, 09:58 AM   #2
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How are you sure that it is rated for storage?

Have you consulted an engineer or looked at the framing?
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I believe that code calls for a minimum of R-30 in zone 2, which comprises most of Florida.
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Storage and adequate insulation are generally mutually exclusive in attics. Possible, but you may need to get creative. +1 on verifying the structure.
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