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Old 04-10-2010, 12:38 PM   #1
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ATTIC TENT vs. OWENS CORNING ATTIC STAIR INSULATOR


Hi, I'm shopping for an insulated cover over my attic access door. I see Attic Tents cost about 4x more than the Owens Corning product:

http://insulation.owenscorning.com/h...insulator.aspx

Curious if someone has experience to see whether the extra cost is worth it or not?

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ATTIC TENT vs. OWENS CORNING ATTIC STAIR INSULATOR


Actually, neither of these products meet Energy Code: "403.2.3 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." Attic Tent is R-3, but R-38+ is required!

Battic Door makes an R-50 Kit to insulate attic stairs that meets all Code requirements.
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