Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 11
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by dc8flyer Positives / negatives
The obvious issue is the price. This product is very expensive for a one year warranty but seems to have found a niche.
If you have a small opening this will certainly work, but there are other options. Your choice will depend on what you need and value.
This was the only small setup that I could find that stored the ladder on top of the door and not in the space behind the door taking up attic space. (a need and something I valued)
Another option when looking for a smaller setup is to call the company and have them build one to your specs. This company doesn't do that but Werner will. It will cost a bit more but you will have a setup that is made for your access and in the end will be well worth it.
The insulated door is sturdy and at R5 helps. Code requires a R30 value for a attic access so that is something to keep in mind. This setup, while advertising the R5 value door, doesn't mention that the space between the attic access and attic door frame will have to be insulated by you. If you don't insulate this area the R5 value door is meaningless. You will also have to purchase the hardware to secure your setup. (screws, washers, etc..)
My product came with two washers floating around inside the door, stair area. No one could help me identify where these two washers were suppose to go so they were not used. They also did not appear anywhere on the instructions.
The door setup itself is very heavy, three times the weight as a comparable sized door from other companies. The instructions mention the need for two individuals to install the door but three may be required. You can do it yourself by using a secured boat winch from inside the attic to crank it up and into position.
Once installed the attic opening size will be reduced considerably. This needs to be taken into account as well if you are bigger than average. The stairs are narrow and the support mechanism reduces the area to enter the attic. If you have an air blower or any other type of household unit in the attic this door will prevent its replacement unless the attic door is first removed.
The door requires oiling at least once a year. The oiling makes a big difference. I will eventually use a synthetic grease in those areas that can be grease as the grease will be cleaner and last longer.
The ordering and delivery were excellent. When ordering the delivery date is about two weeks, however the actual delivery was much less, about five business days.
May 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by funny494 Fit the space I had well
I did not have space for a full size attic ladder. This one was just the right size, feels sturdy and operates smoothly.
May 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Properties Great product!
This ladder is very high quality and we received it in only 1 week. Thrilled with this purchase!
March 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 6768 Nice Ladder
This pull-down ladder is well made, very sturdy, works great but be aware that the opening becomes even smaller with all the framing installed. It works for us just fine but one cannot put a very large box through the opening. That's something we can live with.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jackofallmasternone Well Made
I gave this five stars because the product is unique met my needs exactly and is extremely well made. Unique is the size 31 x 22 which is what I needed for the space I had. This is the only attic setup I could find in this size format. There are ladders available but you have to make all the frame and door yourself first. The scissor type ladder works well for this. Installation is a two three person job because the metal ladder is pretty heavy and installation support is needed to attach this up in the attic and down below to hold simultaneously. Please note that the opening with the ladder is just big enough for human access. If you have to store stuff or have access to stuff stored in your attic this is not the setup to get.
September 7, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BobL Well Made Product!
I had two contractors install my Fakro Attic Ladder last week. I am very pleased with the installation, the appearance, the sturdiness and ease of use. Also, since this was a special order through Home Depot, delivery took about 1 week.
I have nothing negative to say about the construction of this product. I needed an attic ladder for an opening that was 22.5" x 31" and this product fit the bill.
July 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vzike The only attic ladder that would work
We had a smaller than normal opening, and no room in the attic space for the ladder to telescope up in to. This ladder retracts into its own door pocket, yet extends down into a limited closet space. Expensive by comparison, but this was the only product that would work. I installed two in a Florida renovation.
February 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JimZim Priorities are Reliability & Safety
Recommended & just installed by my builder. Haven't used it yet but it does look reliable and safe!! Builder had previous installation experience so it went in easily. A bit pricy compared to wooden steps but for quality and durability, it far exceeds the others.
December 10, 2013