Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 20
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bitt Very good product!
I was very pleased with this ladder. It is very solid. I ended up putting the ladder up myself, with some hints from previous purchasers of this same ladder. Before I put the ladder assembly up in the opening, I put two wooden 1x3s accross the opening, and screwed them into the ceiling joists. I then took one screw out of one of the 1x3s, and swung it aside, then I lifted the assembly up into the opening, and set one end on the 1x3 and then swung the other 1x3 under the assembly, and put the loose screw back into the ceiling joist. It supported the whole ladder, until I nailed it in place. It did help that I had another access to my attic. So actually I did the whole thing myself, in about 2 1/2 hours. And I am 68 years old.
June 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Flash Just what I needed, economical attic access
Easy enough to install after enlarging the attic portal opening. Instructions clear. The metal straps were useful, but I used the ledges/shelves also under each end to facilitate squarness and fit in the opening (and egress for single person installation). Remember to get your shims for this installation. For my occasional lightweight moves upstairs, this is the value proposition and wood is easier to work with for me vs aluminum. The spring seems more reliable to me than the gas struts of others.
December 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bossplow Louisville 10' Wood Attic Ladder
I was very pleased with this product. It was easy to install and works fine for my needs to gain safe access to the attic above my garage. The instructions were also easy to follow and it took about an hour to install. I have a couple of suggestions for installing it: The unit comes with metal straps to nail onto the joists to hold the unit in place while shimming and nailing. Those are fine but I have a 10 foot ceiling in my garage and instead of trying to hold it in place during this process (it weighs almost 60 pounds) I nailed two cleats across the opening at either end and rested the assembly on those so the person on the bottom didn't have to struggle to hold the door even with the ceiling. This made it much safer and easier to install and didn't put the bottom guy on the ladder in jeopardy. Even if someone is installing this unit inside a home the nail holes would be covered by the casing trim. Also, the rope that was supplied to open the door was way too short and had what I thought was an undersized T-handle. You can only get two fingers on it. I installed a eye bolt in the hole of the door and put a hook on an old broom handle to open and close it. The springs are strong enough to pull the rope out of your hands once it gets moving so the handle gives me better control over its closing speed. Once you push the door to start its closure the handle allows me to raise it slowly instead of it slamming shut which it will do if the rope gets pulled out of your hands.
January 23, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gallus Great value
The straps that were included in the kit for temporary hanging of this staircase were very clever. Delivery was quick and painless. Price was very fair. Installation was easy, though I recommend you cut the staircase 1/2" long, rather than cutting to an exact length.
December 4, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by specmtn good quality, easy to install
stairs are well built and easy to install. only 3 days from time of order to finished installation - great!
December 6, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RK01 Made for convenience
Installation is a 2 man job. Once installed, knowing how much of the legs to cut off for my ceiling height was the challenge. The ladder makes it convenient to put and retrieve stuff from the attic. Great investment.
March 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bigred Very good folding ladder
Nice folding ladder , was easy to install ,with two people every thing that came with the ladder was of good quality ,I do recommend this .
February 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by crivan Exactly what I wanted
It was exactly what I wanted ,and well worth theprice I paid.
December 17, 2013