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Old 12-12-2010, 04:18 PM   #1
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best type of weatherstripping around attic door


I have an attic door that lets air in around it. I am not looking to install weatherstripping on edges, as it only 1/8" or so gap, but rather looking for the best type to install on along inside of frame where door closes against (door opens in to house). I installed some foam from home depot but it doesn't seem to seal air flow very good.


This is not a pull down door but is built into the wall.

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Unless you build an insulated box over the staircase, the heat loss will be substantial.
For the weatherstripping, try a compression type.
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If this is a access hatch with the stairs attached, they make foam boxes that go over the top to help seal the airflow. If a regular door like a bedroom door, it should be a solid core door, and you can actually use on the attic side, the same weather stripping that is used around doors. I used a better quality type weather stripping on my front door, than the cheap bubble rubber gasket type. Seals very good from the weather.
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If this is a access hatch with the stairs attached, they make foam boxes that go over the top to help seal the airflow. If a regular door like a bedroom door, it should be a solid core door, and you can actually use on the attic side, the same weather stripping that is used around doors. I used a better quality type weather stripping on my front door, than the cheap bubble rubber gasket type. Seals very good from the weather.
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On the foam box, or the weatherstripping I used around my front door? You can purchase it at Ace Hardware, or any home center, which actually has a fabric around a open cell foam core. Same type used around exterior doors, that is installed by the factory.. I just wanted a better product, than the cheaper weather stripping around the door. as for the foam box to go over the hatch, home centers carry them in the insulation aisle, also you can make your own out of Pink or Blue Foam.

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