⛓️ Attic access is your weak link

If your attic access from inside your conditioned is not insulated, you could be losing a lot more than you think.

Why it matters: Uninsulated attic stairs make your attic insulation 25-30% LESS effective.

  • A small uninsulated attic hatch or scuttle hole drops it 15-20%

🧮 By the numbers: Insulation effectiveness is expressed using R-value. “R” stands for resistance to conductive heat.

  • A 1000 square foot attic with 10.25” of fiberglass insulation has an R-value of 30.
  • Uninsulated attic stairs drop the R-value for the entire attic to 23.24!

🥊 One last thing: Unless sealed properly, these access points can significantly reduce your indoor air quality.

  • With the heat coming from the attic comes dust and other harmful particles and fumes.

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