The house we are moving into has a Nice, Large attic with a
plywood/pressboard floor over 2x6's and 2x8's depending on the spans.
The insulation is blown in Fiberglass, but only 6-8" max.
The attic was DESIGNED for loads by the original owner/builder as I have
seen the blueprints.
What I want to do is take up the floor, put down something that will raise
the floor 6-8" and put in that much new insulation (no vapor barrier of
I don't plan to do the entire attic this way, just a 10-12' "path" down the
middle, the rest can just have more insulation put on top of what's there...
but to be able to put stuff in the attic AND insulate UNDER it....
As this will have MINIMAL load on it, what would be the best material to
2x6's or 2x8's would obviously work, but seem like overkill, and costly in
If my Time is not worth anything, Can I build a "truss" that looks like a
comb that sits on every joist and raises a 2x4 up 6-8"s?
There USED to be product like Attic-Dek that would keep the insulation
thick, and still be easy to use...
Ideas and thoughts are welcome...