Insulate your Attic Access

When I go into an attic for my inspections I will find attic access panels never seem to have any insulation on top of the panel or weatherstripping along the edges. I was curious about what an attic access panel would look like with a thermal camera, and this photo demonstrates what we can't see with a normal camera - the panel area gets very warm without insulation on the top of it. This is a photo taken in the middle of the summer when the attic is hot. In the winter this would be an area of heat loss as the heat would be rising straight up into the attic.