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5 Reasons to Insulate Your Attic Door

5 Reasons to Insulate Your Attic Door
By Paige V.
February 28, 2018

Having an easily accessible door to the attic is important to virtually every homeowner. Unfortunately, attic doors put a hole in insulation that covers the attic floor or wall, which leads to heating and cooling loss. This energy waste can be easily avoided by insulating your attic door with an Attic Tent. An Attic Tent is an insulation cover that is designed to stop the air infiltration between your home and the attic, but what are the benefits to this?

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1. Lower Energy Bills

Homes that have unsealed attics experience up to 20% more energy loss. By simply sealing off your attic opening with an Attic Tent, you can significantly lower your heating and cooling costs.

2. Cleaner Air

If attic doors or openings are not sealed, then unhealthy insulation and dust particles from your attic will collect in the air of your home. The insulation and seal provided by Attic Tent blocks these particles and creates a clean, healthy environment for you and your family.

3. Comfort

Individuals can feel the difference in their homes from simply insulating their attic door. Attic Tents aid in eliminating drafts, reduce attic noise, and help establish a stable temperature throughout your home.

4. Cost Effective

An Attic Tent is a minimal investment that actually works and is backed by a 10-year product warranty. From the amount of money you will end up saving from each energy bill, the Attic Tent will surely pay for itself in no time

5. Easy

Attic Tents are easily installed on attic stairs, scuttle holes, knee-wall doors, and full-size doors. The installation of an Attic Tent takes an average of 15 minutes or less, and only around 30 minutes for more complicated installations. Learn how simply an Attic Tent can be installed on your attic door by reading the applicable instructions below.

How to Insulate a Folding Down Attic Stairs Door

  1. Measure how high the attic stairs are above the frame.
  2. Measure the inside width and length of the frame.
  3. Place Attic Tent with the zipper heads at the hinge end of the attic stair box.
  4. Staple the mounting flange to the rough frame, on all four sides.
  5. Seal between mounting flange and rough frame with a bead of caulk.

How to Insulate an Attic Knee Wall Door

  1. Ensure that the zipper end is down.
  2. Fold flange under zipper side to attach to the floor.
  3. Staple around door frame on the attic side and seal with a bead of caulk.

How to Insulate an Attic Scuttle Hole

Attach a piece of ½ inch, 24” x 35” plywood to the adjoining side of the access hole and along the floor joist. Seal any adjoining areas to ensure a good seal.

Position the Attic Tent over the scuttle hole with the zippers near the access.

Staple the Attic Tent flange, access frame, and extension of plywood. Apply a bead of caulk between the flange, access frame, and extension of plywood.

Visit DIY Home Center to find the right size Attic Tent to insulate your attic door.


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Paige V replied:

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