I really need to add storage to my attic and I want to remodel a section by building a couple of closets as well. I really don't know where to start or what materials to use. I have roof trusses and they are 24" apart so I need something strong for the flooring. Please advise me as how to proceed. john22
John, there are lots of techniques we have used over the years and probably plywood is one commonly used method. You can cut the plywood into smaller sections an nail them right down to the existing ceiling joists or trusses. However, there is a great product available that will not only make the job easier, but also have many more benefits then plywood.
The product is called Attic Dek Flooring System.
This is really the best way to get your attic together! Attic Dek is the only storage system designed specifically for unfinished attics. This product is great to use over a garage and other attic areas that you have access to. In a garage, you can install a disappearing stairs to give you easy access to the attic space. Then, with Attic Dek installed, you created an abundance of flooring space for storage and you get a strong stepping pathway that will give you access to hard to get to areas.
These panes are designed to fit your existing truss or joists and come in 24" and 16" squares so there is not cutting or measuring required. Each section comes with pre-drilled holes so that you can securely screw the panels to the trusses or joists using battery powered drill.
Talk about being sturdy; one square has been tested to support up to 250 pounds.
Attic Dek comes in packages of four panels, so all you have to do is figure out the area you need to cover and buy enough panels to do the job.
You can find Attic Dek locally at Home Depot or Lowes, or order it online by clicking on the following link.