Depending on your climate, covering your attic insulation may lead to moisture problems. But Metro Products’ Attic Dek allows the insulation to breathe while still providing solid and durable decking to store your boxes and other junk.
They make tiles in two sizes, either 16″x16″ or 24″x16″, to accommodate the most common joist spacing. Each panel supports up to 250lbs and removes easily with a few screws so you can access duct work, wires, or pipes underneath.
You secure the lightweight interlocking panels to the attic floor joists with five 2″ flathead screws. Since they’re sized to fit the floor joists exactly, there’s no measuring and cutting involved. Besides storage areas, you can also use Attic Dek panels to create walkways or crawl-ways.
The 16″x16″ tiles come in packs of eight and cover about 14 sq. ft., and the 24″x16″ tiles come in packs of four and cover about 10 sq. ft. You’ll pay somewhere around $30 to $45 for packs of either type.