Battic Door R-50 Attic Stairs Insulator Cover
The Battic Door Attic Stair Cover kit includes the rigid box (stair cover), rubber gasket, a reflective shield and optional R-50 insulation. The stair cover fits between trusses and is available in 3 sizes to fit most any size or brand of pull down ladder: 22x54, 25x54 and 30x54. Available with or without insulation (installer may add their own), it is the least expensive, easiest install and highest insulation value of any attic stair cover kit available.
We also now offer a rigid non-compressible R-50 insulation kit for use with Energy Efficiency Weatherization Programs.
Attic Access Solutions For The New Energy Codes A Message From Mark Tyrol, President of Battic Door:
Due to the recent IRC and IECC Code changes it may be difficult for Architects, Builders, Contractors, Remodelers, etc. to select an attic access solution for residential use that meets the new Building and Energy Codes:
2009 IECC Section 402.2.3 and 2009 IRC Section N1102.2.3 and 2012, 2015 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, 2012 IECC and 2009, 2012 IRC. The 2012 International Green Construction Code conforms to the 2012 IECC.
These Code requirements mean the attic access pull down ladder or access hatch must now be insulated to the same level as the rest of the attic (minimum R-30).
Our Battic Door R-50 Attic Stair Cover Insulation Kit is your attic access solution that meets these new Codes. It provides an air-sealed attic access that helps to increase your blower door test results.
It is important to note that R-5, R-10 attic ladders Do Not Meet Code - they must be insulated to minimum of R-30.
We now offer a Battic Door Attic Stair Cover with non-compressible R-50 insulation. Attic stair covers are required to be provided with non-compressible insulation to comply with Guidelines prepared by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for use in Energy Efficiency Programs.
Also see our E-Z Hatch attic access door, a high performance attic access hatch available in R-42, R-50 and R-80. E-Z Hatch is an alternative to energy wasting pull down ladders. Thank you.