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Weatherization experts agree that it is vitally important to reduce air leakage into your attic. Air leakage takes heat and moisture with it, wasting energy and leading to potentially serious problems like attic mold or ice damming. Did you know that air infiltration can account for 30 percent or more of a home’s heating and cooling costs? Attic bypasses are a common culprit for air leakage. I found a great product to help combat air loss through your pull down attic staircase. Battic Door offers attic access solutions that meet or exceed the new energy codes. Battic now offers an R-50 attic stair insulator kit in 3 sizes: 22×54, 25×54, and 30×54.
Battic has the only stair cover kit available that meets the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and the 2009 International Residential Code (IRC) – used in all 50 states and most jurisdictions! 2009 IECC Section 402.2.3 and 2009 IRC Section N1102.2.3 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.”
A minimum of R-30 to R-49+ is now required by Code. Battic has the highest insulation of ANY kit available. Beware of inferior products with zippers, magnets or Velcro that can leak and break, do not have proper insulation and cannot meet Code.
The Battic BEST kit includes durable reflective box cover, weather-stripping and insulation. It installs in minutes with NO tools. The Battic fits easily between trusses, rails and existing construction, which is why contractors love it!
The stair cover is light weight and very strong and durable (tested to withstand 350 lbs. on top). The reflective aluminum shield slips over the stair cover and seals the insulation. It also provides a reflective surface that saves energy and reflects away heat. The Reflective Aluminum Shield blocks up to 97% of radiant heat!
The Battic Door Stair Cover meets your “green” building needs, because it’s made from recycled materials. It also saves on energy costs and increases the comfort of your home by reducing drafts.
The Battic Door system pays for it’s in a few months! What are you waiting for? Order yours today!
Don Rhodes has been with Shepley for 12 years. He has extensive industry experience with windows, doors and interior products. Don is a Shepley Interior Trim Road Sales Representatives, and is backed by Erin DelVecchio. You can reach Don and Erin at 508-862-6225.