Attic ladders – If you want to maximize use of attic spaces to store or provide better access to mechanical equipment for routine maintenance, folding attic stairs are a smart choice. And while installing one is a task that most homeowners would prefer to avoid, for contractors installing an attic ladder is a simple and cost-effective operation.
Folding stairs for penthouses come in two basic variants: wood and aluminum. Wood is an economical choice and wooden attic ladders usually have a rating of 350 pounds. Aluminum is lighter and more durable, and some models have a rating of more than 375 pounds. Generally, both staircase models have a size that fits standard openings from 22.5 to 25 inches by 54 inches or wide openings from 25 to 30 inches by 54 inches. In case of higher ceilings, 12-foot ladders usually require an opening of about 25 by 66 inches.
Installation typically requires two people and ability to serruchar, squaw and level, as would be done to install a window or a door frame. Contractors who have never installed an attic ladders will find process quite simple for both aluminum and wood versions. Although different types of stairs for penthouses and different manufacturers vary in their installation methods, basic process of installing a ladder for penthouses is same.