Do you have a mounted staircase or ladder that leads to the attic? If so, there’s a good chance it’s acting as a large hole that leaks cooled or heated air out and brings undesired hot or cold air in the house! Consider this: even the tiniest gap around the attic door perimeter -- as small as 1/32” (0.08 cm) -- is like leaving a 5-square inch opening or window open all year! This is why an Attic Stair Insulation cover help stop energy wastage that shields and puts a lid on air leaks is high recommended.
But a small gap around the attic door perimeter isn’t the only problem with them:
- Most attic doors are made of thin plywood. This means with the dramatic temperature differences between the inside and outside of the house, can cause the plywood to wrap causing even bigger gaps around the perimeter!
- Many attic doors are not designed well. As the attic door gets older, aging causes door springs to weaken and crack. This is, of course, besides the fact that even new attic doors have hinges that cause air leakages.
- Simply adding insulation to an attic door doesn’t work. Attempts to rid of an air leakage by placing fiberglass insulation over the attic stairway opening will not solve the problem. Insulation merely filters the air as it passes through. (How do you know? If you have dirty fiberglass insulation, there’s your answer.)
- Weatherstripping alone won’t solve the attic door problem. Due to the way the door is designed to close (back to font), weatherstripping without an insulating attic door cover will not be effective.
Fortunately, the Attic Tent by Insulsure addresses all of these problem and more:
- Simple to order. Attic Tents come in four sizes. All you have to do is take a measurement of your stairway opening, and select the one that closely matches your attic door dimensions.
- Easy to install. To install, secure the Attic Tent in place with staples to the surface, then add a bead of caulk around the seam to create an airtight seal. And you’re done.
- Durable and convenient to use. Space-age synthetic casing is made up of a high tech material that is adhered to 1/2” thick micro-fiber urethane insulation; and the non-corrosive, heavy duty zippers allow easy access to your attic while keeping harmful insulation and dust particles in the attic.
- Affordable, yet effectively stops leaks. Attic Tent provides an R-value of 3.2 and has been proven to reduce air transfer by at least 71%. This means, your Attic Tent ($145 to $185) will pay for itself in one year, and save you at least $145 per year thereafter.
Don’t let your hard-earned money leak out the cracks. Invest in the affordable, easy to install, and yet effective Attic Tent and keep more money in your pocket (and cool) this summer.