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Attic insulation retainer for the scuttle hole

The ONLY attic access insulation retainer made for existing attic access openings.

·         Perfect for existing attic access openings or newly constructed

·         Uses the existing insulation for the attic door, attic panel or attic scuttle   

·         15 minute installation with just a screwdriver to most attic panels

·         No contractor or carpentry skills needed - no special tools, just a screwdriver!

·         No measuring or cutting of anything – not the product, nor attic joists, drywall or plywood

·         Patented design adjusts to any opening up to 42” in length

·         Perfect for tight attic spaces where high-walled products will not fit

·         Allows attic access from all sides – no climbing over high-walled access hatches

·         The most cost effective attic insulation retainer product on the market 

·         Meet the energy code as outlined in the IRC and IECC

 

 

A DIY attic insulation solution for the access panel

Thermal photo of uninsulated attic accessAttic access panels – also known as ‘scuttle holes’ - are often poorly insulated or not insulated at all. This provides a perfect place for heat or cold to penetrate the home and waste energy and money. Energy loss occurs because insulation is wider than the attic panel so it cannot fit properly without assistance.

Typically the contractor cuts a piece of insulation to fit on top of the access panel and lowers both the panel and the insulation into the access hole when they exit the attic thinking the insulation is going to fall into place perfectly – but it can’t. Why? Because attic insulation is made wider than the attic access opening – so it cannot fit the opening without assistance - it must be tucked between the ceiling joists and into the access opening for a tight fit with no airspace between it and the access panel. Since no one can be in the attic to do this, the insulation is not installed properly and the attic access panel leaks energy.

Why? Because insulation is made wider than the attic opening – it cannot fit the opening without assistance - it must be tucked between the ceiling joists and into the access opening for a tight fit with no airspace between it and the access panel. Since no one can be in the attic to do this, the insulation is not installed properly and the attic access leaks energy.

ScuttleBuddy helps to make your home energy efficient and save you money

Attic Access Hatch Scuttle Door Insulation Retainer - ScuttleBuddy - Size differences Even if insulation is stapled or glued to the access panel it still gets ‘hung-up’ or ‘snagged’ by the surrounding insulation, the access frame or one of many other objects in the attic which pulls the insulation apart, greatly reducing its effectiveness and R-value.

Attic Access Hatch Scuttle Door Insulation Retainer - ScuttleBuddy - Poor seating of insulation Energy code compliance, consistent R-value and insulation effectiveness are maximized at the attic access panel by ScuttleBuddy which serves to make the attic panel insulation consistent with the surrounding attic space.