Insulate an attic scuttle door quickly and effectively with fiberglass insulation and foam tape.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:June 2011
Stack insulation batts on top of the duct
tape so they extend about 1 in. on each
side. Then secure the "pillow" with the
If you have an attic access panel in your ceiling and are concerned about heat loss, don’t despair. You can easily insulate and weatherstrip it in about an hour.
Here’s one good method. Staple long pieces of duct tape (sticky side up) onto the
attic scuttle door. Then add insulation batting to form a pillow and wrap it up like a
birthday present as shown. Add foam insulation tape around the edges to seal the
perimeter where it rests in the access hole.
The details of your own attic access panel may vary, but the insulation techniques and materials will still work.
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
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