How to Isolate the Drop Down Attic Stairs

Jul 4th
Heavy Duty Weight Attic Pulldown Stairs
Heavy Duty Weight Attic Pulldown Stairs

Drop Down Attic Stairs – Pull-down stairs are also called drop-down or access stairs to the attic. It does not matter what name you call it, its function is the same. They provide access to an attic. You can save energy by isolating your deployable ladders Air stays so cool in the attic during the winter and the hot air stays up there during the summer.

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Drop down the ladders and measure each side of the perimeter that the ladders pull together when closed. Cut the self-adhesive foam strip with scissors to fit around the perimeter of the space that has been measured. Go up the stairs. Remove the backing of the foam seals and place each piece carefully around the perimeter to help with the insulation. Bring the supply to create an insulating foam box around the folding stairs in the attic. Measure the perimeter of the space where the ladders are placed.

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Cut out four pieces of rigid foam sheets to go around the perimeter of the stairs with your knife. Attach the pieces of the foam board with the aluminum adhesive tape and add weather strips around the top. Place the hollow perimeter on the floor around the unfolding ladders with the aluminum adhesive tape on the outside. Apply a putty line inside the box. Cut another piece of rigid foam board that can be adjusted over the hollow perimeter that you have created as a lid. Attach it to one end of the aluminum adhesive tape to create a lid. Once closed, the box will effectively isolate your attic ladders.

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