A low-slope roof pitch doesn't leave much in the way of navigable attic space above a flat ceiling. That doesn't prevent use of the void for duct and wiring runs, and it doesn't affect the requirement for a scuttle for service access. But, because the ceiling joist bays are typically piled with itchy batt or blown-in insulation that buries the joists, human crossings are at best unpleasant.

Chatham, Mass., builder Chip Hardy solves this problem and reduces his scrap pile at the same time by creating a crawl-way above the attic insulation.

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