Why is that door so dang cold?

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What's wrong in this Frankfort, KY Home Inspections Picture?

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The picture below was taken during one of my recent Frankfort, Kentucky home inspections.  It's a picture of the door leading to a walk in attic area.

Attic Door by Erby the Central Kentucky Home Inspetor

Well, it's so cold because it's just an interior door, uninsulated, unsealed, that leads to the cold attic area.  Why would a builder put an interior door leading to an exterior temperature area?  Because it's quite a bit cheaper and no one said anything about it.  Well, until I came along to point out the incongruity and loss of energy ($$$$$$$$) that it causes.

Do you have a walk in attic.  Is the door an exterior rated door complete with weather stripping.  It should be if you want to save energy ($$$$$$).





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Erby Crofutt
KY Lic# HI-2041
B4 U Close Home Inspections & Radon Testing
Georgetown, KY


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Comments (1)

Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com) - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

C'mon. Ain't nobody got one of these doors in their house?

Jan 19, 2011 10:15 AM