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How to insulate an attic door

One of the best ways to insulate an attic door and save on heating and cooling cost.

How to insulate an attic door

This is a simple plan graphically showing one of the best way to save energy in a house.


Step #1:

  • Insulating your attic door could save you from burning away a couple hundred dollars a year.
  • There are other ways of insulating an attic door but this one works well, is hard to mess up and fairly in expensive.
  • I use Great Stuff (tm) to glue sheets of foam together and to the finished surface. Use a clamp or masking tape or some other method to maintain pressure and contain movement while setting.