Product Feature: RVI Custom Built Attic Access Panel

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Energy prices continue to rise, so one of the biggest considerations for any builder is energy efficiency.

Our Home Energy Assessment Teams noticed that energy was being lost through our clients’ roofs. Cracks and gaps in roof access panels can let heat slip out, so it was taking more energy (and dollars) to heat the home.

While many contractors would drywall the access and lay fiberglass batts on top, this didn’t seem like a good enough solution for RVI. Our priority is to make sure the customer receives the best product possible – and we knew we could do better.

Once we identified the issue, our team of building science experts quickly devised a solution. Meet the RVI Custom Built Attic Access Panel.

What are the Benefits of the RVI Custom Built Attic Access Panel?

The major advantage of these panels is in the name. As a custom-built item, it will be made to the exact specifications required. Our teams at RVI consistently see that different homes need different-sized access panels.

Instead of making do with existing panels, using a custom-built one means that it will fit exactly to the space, leaving no gaps for heat to escape through. What’s more, they come ready to paint and finish to your client’s preferences.

As with any products or services from RVI, quality is paramount. The RVI Custom Built Attic Access Panel is durable and designed for heavy-duty construction. It is air-sealed and weather-stripped and of course, meets Uniform Dwelling Code for full peace of mind.

What’s more, you don’t just have to take our word for it. Jamison Knowlton with On Site Performance Testing states that this is the simplest easy to minimize air leakage. It’s easy and inexpensive to seal your access panel while saving money long-term by improving energy efficiency in the home. 

Without a custom-built panel, homeowners basically have 2’x2’ hole from their home into their attic. Sealing and insulating it properly can have a dramatic impact when it comes to energy efficiency.

As energy prices and material costs are going up, retention is everything in contracting right now. Building homes that are made to last isn’t just a matter of professional pride, it’s a necessity for many clients nowadays. 

Have you been looking for a way to maximize energy efficiency? We’d love to hear any smart ideas you’ve encountered or chat with you more about how to install the RVI Custom Built Attic Access Panel.

Since inception in 2000, RVI has been a leader in innovative Air Sealing and Insulating Systems. A family, faith, customer, and community-focused business, RVI is owned and operated by Sam and Ashly Hartmann (pictured above with their children) in their hometown of Rhinelander, WI.


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