Attic Storage is an Enclosed Area Built Inside a Rectangular Space in the Building’s Roof Trusses.
This roof system does not have truss webs connecting the top and bottom chords, leaving the open area which is ideal for a finished room or storage. Man caves, home offices, guest rooms and children’s play areas are common “Attic Storage” rooms. Although Attic Storage isn’t much less expensive than expanding your floor plan due to finishing costs, it is a great option for those who lack space to build outwards or want to keep their building’s overall floor plan smaller. You can have an “upstairs” without having to build a second floor.
Attic Storage trusses are designed to support a fully insulated living space with furniture and walls and often includes electrical. Plumbing can be incorporated into the room provided the building below is insulated and heated. They have the same loading capacity, at 40 pounds per square foot, as a standard home flooring system.
A Few Things to Consider…
- Determining what roof pitch your attic will need in order to accommodate your plans is very important! Click Here for more information about Roof Pitch.
- Stairs will be needed in order to access the attic. Due to several factors, Pole Building Supplies is not able to supply materials for stairs. This is something that, you would have to purchase materials for locally. Above are a few examples of installed stairs on a pole building.
- When deciding on having an attic, please keep in mind that in order to support the weight demands of storage space or a room, the amount of trusses needed will be double the standard pole building. Standard pole buildings with no attic space have their roof trusses spaced four foot on center (4’ o.c. – every 4 feet) while pole buildings with attics will have the trusses spaced two foot on center (2’ o.c. – every 2 feet).
- Pole Building Supplies also offers dormers on your roof between the trusses to use as window space and further increase your room’s square footage. For more information about Dormers, Click Here.