How Can I Create Attic Storage Above Attic Insulation?

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Tom Kraeutler
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I am the new owner of a brand new contractor grade Colonial home, and would like to install a small storage area in the attic, at floor level.  The problem is, in addition of having the standard pink insulation in between the joists, I also have about 16"-20" of blown in white insulation.  One white layer of snow......

I've researched everywhere and everyone seems to have a different opinion on how to go about doing this.  Elevate the floor?  Or just rake the white stuff aside and lay the plywood over the joists?  Please help!  I already have the pull down stairs in one of the bedrooms to go up into the attic.

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Have you considered mounting shelving to your trusses to sit above the insulation?

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