Product from Battic Door Energy Conservation Products: EZ Hatch Attic Access Door R-42
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The EZ Hatch Attic Access Door Panel Hatch System is an easy to install, easy to use, highly insulated door, panel, hatch system that installs in minutes and provides an air sealed, professional, high-quality, insulated access opening into the attic space.
Due to the recent IRC and IECC Code changes it may be difficult for Architects, Builders, Contractors, Remodelers, etc. to select an attic access solution for residential use that meets the new Building and Energy Codes:
2009 IECC Section 402.2.3 and 2009 IRC Section N1102.2.3 and 2012 IECC Section R402.2.4 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." Energy Star Version 3 requirements conform with the 2009 IECC and 2009 IRC. The 2012 International Green Construction Code conforms to the 2012 IECC.
These Code requirements mean the attic access hatch or pull down ladder must now be insulated to the same level as the rest of the attic (minimum R-30).
Our E-Z Hatch attic access door is your solution! It meets these new Code requirements. The E-Z Hatch is a high performance attic access hatch and is an alternative to energy wasting pull down ladders.
It is important to note that R-5, R-10 attic ladders do not meet Code - they must be insulated to minimum of R-30.
If your project includes a pull down ladder see our Battic Door R-50 attic stair cover kit. Thank you.
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