11:19AM | 10/04/04
Member Since: 10/03/04
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I have a heated and finished attic, with storage in the crawlspaces near the outside walls.

I seem to be losing a lot of heat in the wintertime through the ceiling of the first floor rooms, up into the unheated storage areas.

Is there any insulation I can get, by which I could lay down on the floor of the unheated attic crawlspace to prevent heat loss from the rooms below? The catch is that I still need to use the area for storage, so the insulation would need to be somewhat rigid, to support the weight of boxes, etc. on top of it.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! THANKS!!!


05:56PM | 10/05/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
Your attic crawlspace floors need to be insulated between the joists with either fiberglass or cellulose and should be to a depth recommended for your region.

This may mean that you will have to forego storage in order to gain proper insulation.

Insulation is more important.


12:55AM | 10/06/04
Member Since: 10/03/04
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But the joists are not exposed. There is a plywood decking on the floor already.


03:05AM | 11/17/04
Member Since: 01/28/01
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1. cans of minimally expanding foam sold to seal around doors and windows. drill holes and shoot in foam. expensive for all those cans.

2. pull up plywood to add insulation between joists. major project in limited space.

3. rigid foam cut to fit floor space with plywood on top for laying boxes etc. on. rigid foam insulation usually sold in **********, *****, etc in the same aisle as the fiberglass batts. comes in 4ftx8ft panels 1 to 2 inch thick. would reduce volume of storage available. could get expensive for large areas.

4. insulated top and sides of storage space so storage is on warm side. are the roof rafters exposed in the storage areas? could use insulating foam panels glued to walls or fiberglass batts between rafters.
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