Ok so I'm not sure if this is the right section for this but..
I'm wondering if anyone stores stuff in their roofs? Just your average roof storage space here (our house is 2 years old) & we have a two car garage that can only fit one car because we are storing so much stuff in there! - we are moving soon & will have a big clean out but I'd like to put some of it up in the new houses roof (which is the same as our roof now) first thing when we move in.
If you do have things up there - how does it work? (I've never been up there) I assume it's beams with the roofing panel things lower down than the beams & that to walk up there you would need to step on the beams?
So when you store things can you just place them on the roof panels or do you need to create a shelf sort of thing over the beams??
Sorry if this sounds silly, but I honestly have no idea what's up there!
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05-05-2012 06:43 #1
Does you store things in your roof?? Help!
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05-05-2012 06:59 #2
Im not 100% sure but I do know a family member who has some things stores in the roof. The roof got a leak and ruined a lot of their stuff. It wasn't a really old house either. So just double check there are no leaks and keep checking.
05-05-2012 07:30 #3Senior Member
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My DH wants to do this but I won't let him until we get the roof space prepped for storage by sealing it to prevent moisture, etc from ruining items we put up there. I guess it depends on what you plan to store in the roof space. We are thinking about installing an attic/sliding ladder in the ceiling to gain access to the roof, then sealing in part of the roof cavity. I don't think it's cheap, but will be a great use of space if we ever get it done and, like you, will clean up the garage and spare room cupboard!!
05-05-2012 07:32 #4Senior Member
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Just re-read your post. You'd definitely need to put down some boards down over the beams to create a floor to place your things on.
05-05-2012 07:33 #5
Hi, my DH stores alot of stuff in our roof cavity. He put in like a false floor to sit stuff on. But to be honest I wouldn't put anything up there that you love. Mice love roof cavities no matter how clean you are, so we just put tiles, tools etc. Stuff that rodents can't have fun with.
05-05-2012 07:51 #6
We have a heap of stuff in our roof - mostly camping gear & Christmas stuff but also just general stuff in plastic containers. It's stuff that don't use or need in a hurry as its a pain to get up through the manhole and dh cooks if he goes up in summer!
Dh bought the same metal trussing as our room frame to use as crossbars but I'm not sure what he secured down as a 'floor' (I refuse to get up there). It works well for us, certainly keeps the guest room clean just keep everything in containers, it gets pretty dusty up there
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