Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 6
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by skootstra Decent product but hard to install
Yes, in spite of misleading/conflicting information in the Description, this does indeed fit a 22.5x54 rough opening. It is effectively identical to Fakro LWM 22/54. Arrived in a timely manner, good price and shipping was free.
Installation instructions were poor--pictures only. I had to spent a fair amount of time studying the instructions and had to disassemble the unit (remove the ladder section so I could drill a pair of holes) to ensure that the installation went smoothly.
I have a standard dimension American house (96" ceiling) but found that the height meant that I had to work around one of the steps when trimming the ladder to size--It works, but the adjustments are at their limits. Installation requires metric tools.
Finished, installed unit seems to seal well and provides decent insulation, so in the end, I'm happy.
But, I've installed 6 Attic ladders during my life and this was definitely the most difficult.
May 15, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AJB2 Good product
First ladder received was damaged. Reordered same item thru Home Depot. Second ladder was received and no damage was noted.
Instructions are very vague. I emailed customer service at Fakro for information on installation kit. I have yet to hear from them.
Installation of ladder took more time than I anticipated but the final result is worth the effort.
Note: I rate the quality of this ladder very high. No aluminum or wooden ladder can compare to it's quality.
If you need help from Fakro.....good luck!
April 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AJB2 Awesome product
My earlier review was incomplete.
The people at Fakro responded to a ladder defect with a new replacement part.
They are very prompt in their service and keeping customer satisfaction a high concern.
April 23, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TomR Good product, but can be a challenge to install - have faith
The installation guide is different then most anything you will see. All pictures and not even one instructional word. But the pictures are worth a 1000 words. For most, this is a two person job. Hints: make sure the opening is squared & large enought so the unit can be dropped-in with clearance on all 4 sides; the entire unit is supported in the opening by twine or something similar, the entire unit weights only 65 lbs., so I used a small (1/8") nylon twine. Looks great & very sturdy - worth the price & effort.
October 31, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sjbm Nice ladder
Nice quality ladder with heavy duty hatch. Takes two people to install, as it's quite heavy (which is the reason we bought it in the first place). The only bad thing about it is that the plastic feet that are on the end of the ladder were broken on arrival.
September 17, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jackburrito Shipping damage.
The product I purchased is good, and it was well-packaged, but the door for the ladder sustained damage during the shipping process which will require repairs. Also, the frame for the door was separated at one corner and it required screws to pull the corner back together.
July 3, 2012