An Economical Solution to Preventing Energy Waste
Through the years, homeowners who have been aware of air transfer/loss through the attic have attempted to remedy it by placing insulation around the attic door opening. Unfortunately, this technique doesn’t provide an air tight barrier, therefore, little reduction in the amount of energy waste and air loss is achieved. It also creates harmful airborn particles of dust and fiberglass each time the attic door is opened or closed.
The Attic Tent is a specially engineered, patented insulator designed to create an air transfer barrier between your attic and living areas. It is a practical and economical solution to a problem that has existed since homes were first built with overhead attic entries. That problem is wasted energy through and around the attic door and stairs.
The engineers at Attic Tent solved the problem of attic stair air transfer/loss from the perspective of the homeowner. They designed a product that not only significantly reduces air loss, drastically lowering your energy bill, but also provides safe and easy zipper accessibility into your attic. It also keeps blown insulation up in the attic where it belongs, not on your floor, each time you open your attic stair door.
Attic Tent Dimensions
Measure the width & length of inside of the rough frame and pick the model that is closest. All attic Tent models are designed to fit attic home trusses constructed with a minimum of 2″x 6″ or better frame height (also called the rough frame when mounting attic stairs, the same frame you would floor your attic on.)
Attic Tents with 7″ height, added to a 2″x 6″ truss, equals about 12.5″ to13″ total height. A 1″x 4″ folding attic stair side rail, folded, equals 12″ when attic stair door is closed. This allows adequate stair clearance.
Attic Tents with 13″ height, added to a 2″x 6″ truss, equals about 18.5″ to 19″ total height. A 1″x 6″ folding attic stair side rail, folded, equals 18″ when attic stair door is closed. This allows adequate stair clearance.
From our marketing survey of attic stair manufacturers, we have determined that the most common size attic stairs sold, are constructed with 1″x 4″ ladder side-rails, thus making our most common Attic Tent sales being those with 7″ heights.