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Attic access door recommendation

In my new build i want access to the attic space via a kneewall. What options are there that will provide a good seal and r-value?

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Mixed Humid

Norman

Asked by Norman Bunn
Posted Feb 14, 2018 8:58 PM ET

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Norman,
Most lumberyards will allow you to custom order a prehung exterior door, complete with weatherstripping, in any size you want. But most carpenters would probably just build an access door, install thick rigid foam on the back, and install stops, weatherstripping, and a good latch.

Answered by Martin Holladay
Posted Feb 15, 2018 5:47 AM ET

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Thanks

Answered by Norman Bunn
Posted Feb 15, 2018 8:10 AM ET

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Norman,

You might consider a hybrid approach of the options Martin has given you. Buy a pre-hung door and glue additional foam to the backside to increase the insulation value.

Answered by Malcolm Taylor
Posted Feb 15, 2018 11:25 AM ET

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