Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 50
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill much easier to handle
we are so happy with our ladder. We had the former one, all made of wood, completely taken down. It was too heavy for old people to handle. The new aluminum one is so much lighter and easier to handle, makes going up to the attic a pleasure. It costs us $225 to get it installed, but will be worth it. Thanks.
February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Demondeacon Great for boat house
Installed the 14' version of this about 12 years ago and am getting a replacement since the salt water has rusted the main hinge connecting ladder to door. When builder originally installed ladder, he attached a pulley to lower section with a cord so I can raise and lower it myself easily with the help of a boat hook. Am hoping Louisville Ladder folks can send me a 2' extension piece since the longest attic ladder they make is 12'!
May 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 1stObserver A product that meets the requirements
This ladder should have been installed when our house was built, but the builder told us that he had installed the longest attic ladder available. Our garage ceiling is 11'7" high and the standard ladder is 10'. The only drawback that I can see is there should be a pole, or something that would allow you to put the ladder back up into the ceiling. They do provide a hook to get it down, but it's a trial to get it put back, once down.
May 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lou Great Ladder
Fits perfectly! My husband added a pull down bar. As noted in a prior review, the plywood door could be stronger.
October 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wizzo Perfect ladder for what I needed
The ladder works GREAT. Very sturdy , I do not feel like I am climbing into an attic.
August 25, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by gt Not user friendly for more than infrequent use
This model will not fit between 24" on center truss....had to frame out a box to mount this ladder and then after delivery I discover that to deploy this ladder you need both a helper and a stepladder....get out a ladder to avoid using a ladder?? For the 12' ceiling height your choices are few but really?
July 21, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Greg Attic Ladder Made in Mexico
I have 11' ceilings and needed an attic ladder. There seemed to only be a few options available on the market and this was one of them (not the cheapest - hoping to get a little better quality). The biggest issue I had was that the first and second time I recieved this ladder they were damaged (it did not look like it was from shipping the first time - it was an open and re-taped box with a bashed up ladder inside). To took 3 months to recieve a less damaged ladder on the 3rd try.
You will need to know a little about construction to install this ladder. It is similar to installing a pre-hung door but with higher complexity due to the heavy ladder and gravity. The ladder I installed was not square and I needed to adjust the frame installation to match the ladder / hinges instead of making it square. If you take this on, realize this could be the reality. On mine, the hinge seemed to be installed onto the ladder a little crooked causing the whole ladder to be slightly rotated. At the opposite end, it was off by 3/8".
May 5, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Good Ladder, Received it Damaged
I had this ladder professionally installed and it works pretty good. Since my ceilings are so tall (~12') it does seem a bit ricketty when you are climbing the ladder, but I would expect that for such a long ladder. I think the quality is good and haven't noticed any issues using it yet (it was installed about 3 weeks ago).
It did have a hole in the wood when we opened the box from shipping (I assume). Since my contractor was there that day to install this thing, I didn't want to have to go through the hassle of sending it back to get another one. He used wood filler to patch the 1" hole and painted over it and it's not an issue.
February 26, 2013