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      • Seal N Shield® Attic Stair Insulator is a patented Energy Saving Attic Access Cover. Standard Sizes 22.5 X 54 -- 25 X 54 with 11 inch wall or 16 inch wall for heavy duty ladders. Unit has an effective R Value of 13 has a zippered opening which has a low profile at the attic entrance to prevent trip hazards. The unit can be opened to the rear or side at the end users discretion. The reflective barrier laminates reject up to 97% of the radiant heat." 2 YEAR WARRANTY MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP
  • Seal N Shield Attic Door Insulator--Energy Saving Attic Access Cover seals and insulates any knee wall door. Standard Sizes Fit 24 X 48 inch doors, 24 X 80 inch doors and custom sizes are available. Unit has an effective R Value of 9.7 and has a zippered opening. The reflective barrier laminates reject up to 97% of the radiant heat to keep the heat in your attic in the summer and keep the heat in your home in the winter." title="Seal N Shield Attic<sup>®</sup> Door Insulator--Energy Saving Attic Access Cover seals and insulates any knee wall door. Standard Sizes Fit 24 X 48 inch doors, 24 X 80 inch doors and custom sizes are available. Unit has an effective R Value of 9.7 and has a zippered opening. The reflective barrier laminates reject up to 97% of the radiant heat to keep the heat in your attic in the summer and keep the heat in your home in the winter
      • Seal N Shield® Attic Door Insulator--Energy Saving Attic Access Cover seals and insulates any knee wall door. Standard Sizes Fit 24 X 48 inch doors, 24 X 80 inch doors and custom sizes are available. Unit has an effective R Value of 9.7 and has a zippered opening. The reflective barrier laminates reject up to 97% of the radiant heat to keep the heat in your attic in the summer and keep the heat in your home in the winter." 1 YEAR WARRANTY MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP
  • Preventing attic air leaks into your living space is the most efficient way to lower your energy costs and prevent problems in your home or attic. The FanZip® Insulator attaches to the attic side of the whole house fan frame. It, in effect, seals off the opening in your attic stopping either the superheated or super-cold air in the attic from invading the living area. It uses a zippered top which can be opened and closed for easy access to the attic fan during servicing. Now you can use the whole house fan cover to effectively seal and insulate your whole house fan. The FanZip™ prevents radiant heat from entering your home in the summer and leaving your heated areas in the winter. The Seal N Shield<sup>®</sup> FanZip Insulator<sup>®</sup> Cover provides an effective seal against drafts, heat/air conditioning loss and is completely assembled ready to install.
      • Preventing attic air leaks into your living space is the most efficient way to lower your energy costs and prevent problems in your home or attic. The FanZip® Attic Fan Insulator attaches to the attic side of the whole house fan frame. It, in effect, seals off the opening in your attic stopping either the superheated or super-cold air in the attic from invading the living area. It uses a zippered top which can be unzipped from the perimeter wall. With an effective R Value of 13, you can use the whole house fan cover to effectively seal and insulate your whole house fan. Want more R Value, just add insulation over and around the FanZip Insulator during seasonal downtime. The FanZip® insulator prevents radiant heat from entering your home in the summer and leaving your heated areas in the winter. The Seal N Shield® FanZip® Insulator provides an effective seal against drafts, heat/air conditioning loss. FanZip® comes in various standard sizes and custom sizes (call for quote)are available. 1 YEAR WARRANTY MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP
  • Seal A Vent® (Magnetic Shutter Cover) Energy Saving Attic Access Cover seals and insulates whole house fan Shutter on the home side. The cut-to-fit kit fits shutter grills up to 36 inches by 48 inches using an advanced magnetic seal and is easily removed from the fan grill during seasonal use. It snaps back in place magnetically to cover the grill during the winter. Seal A Vent is great for homeowners that want to save on their utility bills by sealing their attic fan shutter cover during non-use periods.
      • Seal A Vent® (Magnetic Shutter Cover) Energy Saving Attic Access Cover seals and insulates whole house fan Shutter on the home side. The cut-to-fit kit fits shutter grills up to 36 inches by 48 inches using an advanced magnetic seal and is easily removed from the fan grill during seasonal use. It snaps back in place magnetically to cover the grill during the winter. Seal A Vent® is great for homeowners that want to save on their utility bills by sealing their attic fan shutter cover during non-use periods. 1 YEAR WARRANTY MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP
      • Unless your water heater's storage tank already has a high R-value of insulation (at least R-24), adding insulation to it can reduce standby heat losses by 25%45%. This can save you up to 9% in water heating costs. Adding additional insulation to your water heater can substantially reduce your energy costs. 1 YEAR WARRANTY MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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What is the Seal N Shield® (Patent Pending) ?

The Seal N Shield® Attic Stair Insulator patent# D586,473(Other Patents Pending) is the latest energy saving attic access invention to save homeowners on their heating and air conditioning energy bills.  It is mounted in the framework directly above the pull down folding stairway to prevent hot air from escaping in the winter and keep hot air out in the summer.

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What is the Seal N Shield® made-of?

The Seal N Shield® Attic Stair and Attic Door Insulator is made of a multilayer closed cell insulation (foam) core with 99% pure aluminum laminates on both sides to reflect radiant heat.  The top has dual layers of the material to form a one-quarter inch of core insulation with a dead air space between the layers to form a CONDUCTIVE R-Value of 3.5 (Actual R Value derived from Department of Energy DOE 2 program and American Society Heating Refrigeration Air Conditioning Engineers Tables (A.S.H.R.A.E) Guide 2004 Fundamentals) sandwiched between the radiant barriers of 99% pure aluminum which gives the material an effective R Value of 13+. 

The Seal N Shield® products are manufactured with industrial 8 mm nylon extruded zipper that is impervious to extreme temperature conditions.  The Seal N Shield® Attic Stair Insulator has industrial zipper pulls which gives the owner the ability to open the Seal N Shield® Attic Stair Insulator to the side or rear of the unit.

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How do I know if I need The Seal N Shield®?

If your home has a pull down ladder, knee-wall (short) door or an access hatch door to the attic for storage, then you need the Seal N Shield® Attic Stair Insulator.

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How much money can I save with The Seal N Shield® Attic Stair Insulator?

The Department of Energy recommends specific R-Values for the walls, floors, and attic for your region of the country.  The amount of energy saved will depend on how often you use the attic access areas in your home and the weather patterns in your area.  The colder or hotter the environment is outside of your home, the more you will save with the Seal N Shield® Attic Stair Insulator.  The size, location, and type of access you have in your home will determine how much you can save with the Seal N Shield® Attic Stair Insulator or Attic Door Insulator.  

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 What is the R-Value of Seal N Shield®?

Have you ever wondered why most foods are packaged in an aluminum wrapper or bag?  It not only creates a vapor barrier, but also reflects the radiant heat that may damage the food or in the case of chocolate helps prevent melting prior to the consumer opening the package.

A 1/4" piece of foil-foam-foil has an effective R-Value of 13+ in a ceiling  application. 3" of fiberglass has an R-11, and 6" is an R-19.

R-Value is a misleading number. R-Value only measures CONDUCTIVE HEAT (heat by physical contact), but remember, 90% of all summer heat gain and 75% of all winter heat loss comes from RADIANT HEAT -- heat that's transmitted  from a heat source and moves through the air.

Since heat from the sun can overheat a building in the summer, and heat from a heater can escape a building in the winter, it makes sense to have an insulation that will actually block the heat, rather than slow it down.

This is why Seal N Shield® material works better than regular bulk insulation. When you're trying to keep heat out in the summer, or inside in the winter, fiberglass and foam just won't do it as well as the Seal N Shield® material. This is why R-Value is not  always a good indicator of how well insulation works.

Even though the Seal N Shield® has a lower conductive R-Value than 6" of fiberglass, it performs better because it is made to stop radiant heat which increases the effective R-Value. Fiberglass does not stop radiant heat and is also affected by convective air currents.

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Where do I lose the most energy in my home?

Most energy is lost through windows and attic access openings in residential homes.  Pull-down ladders usually have a thin layer of insulation or none at all.  They are usually not sealed very well and tend to warp over time.  The Seal N Shield Shield® Attic Stair Insulator combats this problem by sealing around the access opening on the attic side to prevent heat loss and/or heat gain from your home.  The Seal N Shield® Attic Stair Insulator corrects both deficiencies while also resisting radiant heat with a heat shield barrier on the top of the unit to make it even more effective.

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How much does heating and air conditioning cost?

According to the Department of Energy for a typical home your heating and air conditioning costs can be as much as 45% of your home energy costs.

 Chart of Typical Energy Usage

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What is the effect of attic pull-down ladders, knee-wall access  and hatch access doors on my family?

First, you lose a lot of comfort in your home. These breaks in your insulation cause air to move and escape when it shouldn’t and create drafts and a deviation in the temperature in your home. The rooms near these attic access panels are usually hotter in the summer and colder in the winter.

Secondly, this causes your furnace and air conditioner to work harder and consume much more energy. You pay for this wasted energy, and your air conditioner and/or furnace may require replacement because of this added usage.

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Why can't I place a piece of regular attic insulation over my attic access door?

You can, however if you do, it does not seal the unit from leaks and every time you open the unit to store or remove materials, the fiberglass insulation will need to be moved.  Movement of the insulation creates dust and small particles of insulation to be released in the air where it will create a hazardous environmental that may affect your health.

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How long will it take to start saving with The Seal N Shield®?

When the The Seal N Shield® Attic Stair insulator or Attic Door Insulator is installed, you will begin saving on your costs immediately along with other benefits such as more comfortable areas where the attic access openings are located.

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How long does it take to install The Seal N Shield®?

All of the Seal N Shield® products are very simple to install and it takes less than 10 minutes to complete the installation.  The Seal N Shield® Attic Stair insulator or Attic Door Insulator comes complete and requires the use of a small tube of caulking available from a local home improvement store. 

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Is The Seal N Shield® durable?

Yes, the Seal N Shield® Attic Stair Insulator is durable and has been tested in homes nationally for ease of use and the ability to withstand excessive use and showed no signs of deterioration. The Seal N Shield® Attic Stair Insulator is made of the one of the safest materials on earth.  It is manufactured using steam and vacuum, is environmentally safe.  It is made of polyethylene foam material similar to the insulation in your picnic coolers.  The core is covered on both sides with a reflective barrier made of aluminum foil and has an industrial zipper.

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I don't have a pull down ladder and I would like to have one installed.  What should I do?

You should contact a local handyman or general contractor.  Decide where you want the pull down ladder located. Call us to make sure that the brand name and model that interests you is compatible with the Seal N Shield®Attic Stair Insulator.  You will be able to get your pull down ladder installed along with the Seal N Shield® Attic Stair Insulator at the same time.

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How do I lose Heat from my home?

Heat loss is a result of conduction, convection and radiation. Heat tends to  travel from a warm area to a cool one. 

  • Conduction is how heat is moves through solid materials. An example would be if you were to heat the end of a needle, within seconds, it would become too hot to hold. 

  • Convection is how heat is moved by air currents. Air currents that touch cold objects become heavier just like when you open your freezer door the cold air immediately drops to the floor and warm air begins to take its place in the freezer.  This is why you feel drafts around attic access areas unless they are insulated to prevent them from becoming hotter or colder than the room air.

  • Radiation is how infrared Seal N Shield travels across spaces. This the type of radiant heat that gives people a suntan when they stay in the sun too long. The roof in your attic radiates heat in the summer which then penetrates the insulation in your attic just like putting your hand  over a hot burner on the stove.  The Seal N Shield® Attic Stair Insulator is designed to eliminate most of this heat with a 97% reflective barrier and lower your energy costs even more.

The Seal N Shield Attic Stair Insulator fights all three potential heat loss factors with its unique, sealing, radiant barrier, and high insulating value.

What does the ENERGY STAR logo mean?

ENERGY Star® was created to help consumers easily identify products, homes, and buildings that save money, and help protect the environment.  As the government-backed, trusted symbol for efficiency, the ENERGY Star label identifies highly efficient products and designates superior Energy performance in homes and buildings. With ENERGY Star, money isn’t all you’re saving—you are also making a difference in protecting the environment.

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