Attic Pull Down Ladder and Stair Insulation Kits for Attic Access

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Due to the recent Code changes it may be difficult to select an attic access solution that meets the new Building and Energy Codes:
2009 IECC Section 402.2.3 and 2009 IRC Section N1102.2.3 and 2012 IECC Section R402.2.4 reads: "Access hatches and doors. Access doors from conditioned spaces to unconditioned spaces (e.g., attics and crawl spaces) shall be weatherstripped and insulated to a level equivalent to the insulation on the surrounding surfaces." Energy Star Version 3 requirements conform with the 2009 IECC and 2009 IRC. The 2012 International Green Construction Code conforms to the 2012 IECC.
This means the attic access must now be insulated to the same level as the rest of the attic (min R-30).
Here are two attic access solutions that meet these new Codes and provide solutions:
1. E-Z Hatch R-42 Attic Access Door. This is an air-tight, high-performance, energy-efficient attic access scuttle door. It is R-42, triple-gasketed, pre-finished, and provides a 22x30” access opening. It is an energy efficient alternative to energy wasting attic pull down ladders, and exceeds all Code requirements. The Deluxe version is provided with a 4-point lock and handles. The lock may be keyed alike or different. Priced at $199 this is lower than the cost of a pull down ladder and the Code required insulated and gasketed stair cover.
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2. Battic Door R-50 Attic Stair Cover. When pull down ladders are preferred we offer an energy-efficient pull down ladder cover. The kit includes our box (stair cover) and gasket, along with a reflective shield. Insert the desired amount of fiberglass insulation (R-50+) into the reflective shield, and place the box into the reflective shield covering the insulation. The shield holds the insulation to the box. The stair cover fits between trusses. We offer 22x54, 25x54 and 30x54 size kits. Priced at $59 this is the least expensive, easiest install and highest insulation of any attic stair cover kit available.
Much more info including pictures, literature, Specifications, wholesale pricing etc. may be viewed on our website. If we can provide any further details, please contact us.
Best Regards,
Mark D. Tyrol, P.E.
Battic Door Energy Conservation Products
PO Box 15
Mansfield, MA 02048
E-Z Hatch attic access door, R-42, 22x30, $199
Battic Door attic stair cover, R-50, 22x54, 25x54, and 30x54 sizes, $99.

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