Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 14
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fencerider Can Spend More but No Need
Rock Solid Steel Steps. Hinges out of way make wider access thru ceiling easy. Steps allow carrying heavy items without movement. Positive Snap Close Fit. Great Investment
May 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JRWilli And Two Thumbs Up
This is an outstanding attic ladder, light years better than the ones we grew up with. The steel ladder is solid and sturdy, no more wobbly knees. The spring mechanism is placed on the door so it is out of the way, no chance for snagging your clothes. It does require you to push the door closed to latch it, but is not difficult to do.
My ladder was shipped and delivered very quickly with no damage. It did NOT come with installation hardware, but only needs two lag screws, about ten large screws, and a couple packs of shims. The instructions are clear and easy to understand, they still primarily use pictures though. I installed the unit myself, which means planning on a way to get back down. I did remove the ladder before lifting it into position to reduce the weight, it’s just four bolts. I also placed boards across the bottom of the ceiling opening to hold the unit up instead of their method of strings and wedges from the top.
Cutting the ladder to length was a little challenging as my ceiling height placed the first step in conflict. My garage floor slopes for drainage and the legs are a little over 1/4" different from each other. The ladder is adjustable for the step conflict, but I did not have confidence it would be right. I removed the first step and then cut the legs to fit. Using a fresh hacksaw blade makes it easier although it still took me several minutes to cut through all that heavy steel!! I did not have trouble with the feet like the other reviewers did.
I am surprised this ladder doesn’t have any 5-star reviews. This is by far the best ladder I’ve ever climbed up and down, and the best purchase I’ve made in several years. I am very pleased with this ladder, so pleased that I am planning on buying their insulated version for inside the house.
January 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Me Sturdy
Ladder is sturdy and looks good. Easy to operate. Only complaint is the plastic feet. Too small, in fact so small they were ripped by who ever put them on at assembly. I made oak feet that insert into the side frames to replace. Otherwse steel on concrete and the angle would be wrong.
October 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Travis I wish there were more ladders available with coil springs.
All good, installed by myself and got it done. One feature of this ladder that you should not over look is that it has COIL SPRINGS anchored with steel instead of GAS STRUTS with plastic hardware... do you know what happens to gas struts and plastic when it is 20 below???? The plastic cracks and the gas springs do not work.
September 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by C5rocket Excellent attic ladder
As mentioned by a couple of other reviewers, the packing is suspect. The ladder frame was damaged in shipment, but I was able to repair the frame. This ladder replaced an old wood ladder that was very flimsy. This is an extremely stable heavy duty ladder. The springs are attached to the door that allows for a wider opening. Springs that are attached to the actual ladder protrude into the opening. I highly recommend this ladder. However, the packing for shipment needs to be addressed by Home Depot. Hopefully someone at Home Depot will read this and address this deficiency.
March 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RoMoInOTown Very good product. Moderate trouble on install. 3 man project
Very, very good product and once installed, we are delighted with its strength and stability. Instructions have no words, only pictures which were not completely helpful. Ad claims it is adaptable for ceilings from 7'9" to 9'6". Ours was 8'3". After all possible adjustments, I ended up hacksawing off the lowest two steps to allow the ladder to fully open. The instructions did not suggest this but I threw caution to the wind. I took four cuts to get the correct extension and support. Now that it is up, it is GREAT! I like the locking mechanism so you don't have to totally rely on the springs to hold the door closed. Very well engineered. Poor instructions.
January 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Very nice item.
Ladder was easy to install. Was a little hesitant after reading other reviews on the clarity of the instructions, however a little simple math and I was in business... Would buy another one should the need ever arise...
January 6, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Dmiserp Not bad but beware
Unit installs like other attic stairs though instructions are not as good as some I have used. The plastic feet broke off the first time I opened the stair when they hit the floor a little too hard (rubber feett would be better). The ladder portion is strong and steady but beware it is also much heavier than wood or aluminum. I like the latch system but since the door does not close completely you have to push it closed manually. My ceiling is 10' so the wood stick provided to open the door does not work well to close it.
January 25, 2010