Insulating and Air Sealing Attic Hatches

Materials/Tools Needed

  • Extruded polystyrene and/or batt insulation
  • Self-adhered weather stripping
  • Sheathing and framing lumber
  • Screws or nails
  • Adhesive

Homeowner Tips

Be careful when entering the attic. Use a flashlight/ headlamp or ensure there is enough light inside the attic to safely enter. Watch for obstructions such as overhead truss members or nails. Ensure the hatch is properly seated on the gasket when closing the hatch.