Attic ladder

Old 07-24-03, 03:26 PM
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Attic ladder

I have an attic w/ a folding ladder that goes through the ceiling in the upstairs of my townhouse. Over the years, the ceiling panel the ladder is on has gotten a gap (doesn't go flush with the ceiling anymore). So in these wonderful hot days of summer, warm air comes through the gap and heats up the house (plus there is not insulation around or under the ladder--should there be?). I've tightened all of the screws/nuts and that helped some, but it still isn't flush with the ceiling. Any suggestions? Do I need to replace the ladder/springs?
Old 07-24-03, 05:11 PM
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There is an easy answer to this problem.

The attic tent is easy to install stops attic air transfer.
This is a quick install with a staple gun and caulking.
However, I would use some 1x2's in addition to the
staples, espically if you use your attic fairly often.

I advise all my clients with attic entrances in
conditioned areas to address this issue.

I test homes with a blower door, which simply put,
pulls a vaccume on the home. This pinpoints
where air is entering the home.
New installed attic stairs leak, the older the springs
get the more they leak.
Old 07-24-03, 06:22 PM
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Put in the tent. Quick, simple, and cheap.

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