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An Attic Stair Insulation Cover Stops Air Leakage

10824Do have an attic that gets really hot in the summer time? How about in the winter time – is it freezing up there? Next question, do you have a mounted staircase or ladder leading up to the attic? If the answer is yes on both counts, then it’s likely that your attic it’s acting as a large hole that leaks cooled or heated air out and brings undesired hot or cold air in the house!

Even the smallest gap around the attic door perimeter could result in a lot of air leakage.  An easy solution to stop this energy wastage is an Attic Stair Insulation Cover.

If you’re a Do-It-Yourselfer, you can fashion your own attic stair cover with materials from your favorite hardwood store. However, this can turn into a long project and accuracy is paramount since you have to get the dimensions exact.

Or you can purchase a ready to go attic cover, such as the Attic Tent by Insulsure.  Some of the benefits of going this route include:

  • Easy to Install It fits easily around your attic stair frame and can be secured with staples to any surface, smooth or not. It is recommended that you place a bead of caulk around the seam for an air tight fit.
  • Durable shell: made of a space age synthetic casing. This high-tech material is adhered to 1/2 inch thick micro-fiber urethane insulation
  • Heavy Duty: non-corrosive, heavy-duty zippers that allow easy access to our attic while keeping harmful insulation and dust particles in the attic. This improves indoor air quality and keeps the insulation off your floors.
  • 3.2 R-value. It is designed to be an air transfer barrier between your attic and your living area.

Don’t let your air and money leak out through the cracks. Invest in a good attic stair insulation solutions and stay comfortable.