Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 49
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rich Great ladder...here's how to install it without killing yourself
Ok...I've seen reviews complaining about the difficulty lifting this into the hole. Get a helper. Lift the assembly into the attic. Get 2 pieces of 1x4 approx 32" wide. Have all tools, nails, etc. needed to install in attic. Screw 2 pieces of 1x4 across front and back of opening. Carefully place attic ladder on top of braces. Adjust straps provided and nail them in. Remove screws in 1x4s and continue installation. Also, additional measurements that might be helpful before ordering:
Rough opening: 25 1/2 x 63"
Landing space (from hinges to where ladder hits ground if extended to full height of 12 ft): 90"
Swing clearance (when door is open, distance from bottom hinge of first section parallel to floor needed to open next section of ladder): 92"
Landing space will be proportionally less if your ceiling is lower and you have to trim the last section of the ladder. First section of ladder is 57", next 2 are 54" each. Just to clarify..landing space is distance parallel to floor from hinges to where ladder hits floor.
May 6, 2012
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 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Harry I love this ladder.
Installation took about 2 hours and does require 2 people. I don't know why other reviews say that it requires two people to unfold the ladder for use, because I always open it by myself and without a step ladder. I had to shorten the ladder to fit my ceiling height and the kit includes anti-slip feet to bolt on after trimming to length which makes for a clean finish! Definitely recommmend. The only negative is the door is made from thin plywood.
March 20, 2012
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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bobo Easy installation instructions harder to deploy
For the most part I believe everyone that purchases this system will feel secure on it. The steps of the ladder feel comfortable with the exception of the steps that have the door under them. Your toes hit against the insulation panel mounted on the attic side of the door which might take some getting used to. The deployment is hard because of the length of the ladder being 12 feet. A second person is required to avoid damaging the unit when the folding part is pulled down. Gravity and its weight make it come down with force so you have to be ready on the floor while your assistant is on a step ladder unfolding the stowed sections. It works well deploying it according to instructions. A clothesline and a pulley may make this a one person operation. All in all this is a good product that will make throwing a ladder everytime you need in the attic unneccessary.
December 9, 2011