On 26 Jul 2003 08:33:02 -0700, email@example.com (JJ) wrote:
Sure. Don't squash any of the insulation. I put 3/4" ply down to
create a walkway, then installed lighting and shelving between the
"V's." Use discretion what is stored in the space--it get mightly hot
and cold in mine. Be careful you don't step and fall through the
That someone has installed eight inches of insulation suggests
that your climate may include cold and possibly also hot
Even if the ceiling joist are 8" deep (an unlikely size in a
small house?) that 'blown' insulation may have been added on top
of some original insulation in order to reduce heat loss? The
boards may press down on the insulation compressing it and
reducing its insulation value? A suggestion.
You could perhaps put some 2 x 4 on the joists and then some
boards or plywood over that to create a storage shelf/deck,
without compressing the insulation very much.
In addition to the normal vents for our attic we have had a fan
working continuously to exhaust hot air from it for the past
weeks and it's still as hot as Ha**s up there! By the same token
the same roof space gets very cold in winter. So don't store
something up in your attic that will not withstand those
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