Model # ESC220

Internet #202507943

Werner 2-Story Built-In Fire Escape Ladder


2-Story Built-In Fire Escape Ladder

  • Easily mounts to existing walls and deploys in seconds
  • Supports up to 1,200 lbs. and easily extends into a full ladder
  • Features 12 non-slip steps for a safe and easy use
$121.24 /each

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Product Overview

The Werner 2-Story Built-In Fire Escape Ladder features 12 non-slip steps and mounts easily to an existing wall. Designed as a safe and easy-access emergency exit, the self-deploying ladder rungs support up to 1,200 lbs. and extend into a full ladder when dropped out of your window. The convenient design deploys in just seconds and can also be painted to match your wall, creating an unobtrusive look in any room.

  • Aluminum rungs with nylon webbing rails offer lightweight durability
  • 12 steps make it easy to descend from a second story
  • Fast-escape design supports up to 1,200 lbs.
  • Anti-slip rungs and standoffs offer added safety
  • Storage pan permanently installs in wall for security and durability
  • ANSI and OSHA compliant for safety
  • Door included with unit for convenience

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Customer Questions & Answers

how to mount over the window sill or deck railing

Hard mounting is all well and good but what about those of us apartment or home renters who are not allowed drill into walls, etc.
Asked by: aviator
Unfortunately the ESC series is currently the only fire escape ladders that we manufacture. This ladder is a permanent installation, and can only be installed into the wall of the home.
Answered by: WERNERCustomerCare
Date published: 2016-03-03

Can I install it ABOVE a window?

I have radiators below the windows.
Asked by: AG
Unfortunately the ESC220 fire escape ladders are only able to be installed below the window.
Answered by: WERNERCustomerCare
Date published: 2016-03-03

Is a child able to open this box easily and would they be strong enough to lift it out the window to drop it outside?

If so, at what age IE: 4 yr old boy 6 yr old girl 9 year old girl?
Asked by: momof3
The wood door assembly which covers the ladder weights less than two pounds. The door cover lifts off of the wall to expose the ladder. The ladder assembly is released and dropped out of the window. The user must be able to climb out the window while hanging on to the support handle.
Answered by: WERNERCustomerCare
Date published: 2015-09-20

What depth is needed for this?

Asked by: kona
You will need a depth of around 7 1/2".
Answered by: WERNERCustomerCare
Date published: 2016-01-05

Is this product able to be installed in a wall framed with 2x4s or are 2x6s or 2x8s required?

Asked by: Larry
The ESC220 is able to be installed using 2"x4" studs
Answered by: WERNERCustomerCare
Date published: 2016-03-03

What kind of handles does the ladder have to hold on to as you climb over the sill to get on to the rungs?

Asked by: suzyq
When the ladder has been opened fully, grasp the red climbing assistance strap and one leg at a time, go out the window. You may use the ladder pan as a step if needed. Hold firmly to the climbing assistance strap until you have both feet on the rungs of the ladder.
Answered by: WERNERCustomerCare
Date published: 2016-03-03


Based on other questions and responses, it is mentioned that this can be installed in 2 by 4 construction. Another post states that it needs 7 1/2 inches of depth room. What is the actual depth that this is sunk into the wall?
Asked by: Homeowner
Please contact our customer care department at 888-523-3370 Monday through Friday 8 AM till 5 PM EST to inquire about the assistance you are seeking.
Answered by: WERNERCustomerCare
Date published: 2016-03-03

What are the measurements of the box we will install in the wall under the window? I also need a 3 story ladder like this one how can I find one?

Asked by: Jenny
The pan size of the ESC220 is 8 1/2" x 15 1/4" x 3 1/2". The model of the 3 story fire escape ladder is the ESC330. You would need to contact Home Depots customer service in order to see if you can order this model.
Answered by: WERNERCustomerCare
Date published: 2016-12-07
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Customer Reviews

2-Story Built-In Fire Escape Ladder is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Meets a fire exit escape plan We converted a interior second floor storage room into a classroom and needed a second point of egress in the event of fire. We installed an interior fire egress window and the Werner escape ladder. The ladder was exit tested by 16 and 74 year old males, therefore it meets our needs. The edges of the aluminum are sharp and will damage the wall and any wood work into which they come in contact. Therefore, anticipate some possible damage to the exterior supporting walls. We will not be doing a lot of practice drills. Overall I am very satisfied.
Date published: 2015-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from These will be what I am looking for We are a foster family and we were required to get fire escape ladders in our 2 story home that were installed into the studs of the house. While a bit more pricey than I might normally pay, this was the most affordable if you want to install it into the home. The instructions were fairly straightforward to follow and you needed some basic knowledge of feeling comfortable cutting into the Sheetrock and into the studs of the home. For a seasoned "do-it-yourselfer," this should be a breeze to install. I would not consider myself one of those, and I did not have a huge problem getting them installed with the right tools.
Date published: 2015-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great permanent safety fixture I placed this escape latter in an upstairs apartment I own. By building it in the wall it made it exactly where it is needed in the event there is a fire. Also, since this is a rental it made it a permanent fixture rather than something that could "accidentally" be taken in a move.
Date published: 2014-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Breezy, you're going to be able to get Freezy For about $100/ bedroom, why would you not install these in every bedroom above the first floor? Duh! No brainer! I had a carpenter do it and it did not take long. First one took some time and the next 2 were a breeze cause he had it all figured out. Seem to be very good quality. I am going to take the advise of another reviewer and put a "Fire" label on them. They pretty much blend in with the wall and are not noticeable. If you are building a house, installation is literally 2 screws that will mount it between 2 studs under the window before you sheetrock. If you have already sheetrocked, you just need to cut out a rectangle and mount it between 2 studs. Easy breezy, you're going to be able to get freezy!
Date published: 2016-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product did the job that a portable ladder could not do We had purchased and returned a portable escape ladder after we determined that our window openings are not constructed in such a way that allows for portable ladders because we have stone on our home exterior. I can't imagine that anyone with stone or maybe even brick could use the portable ladders (even though they state they are adjustable). This ladder was installed by a handyman because I could not do it myself but it was well worth it for the peace of mind. I know that if there is ever an emergency and we have to escape quickly it would super easy and quick to throw the ladder over and climb out. Also, having it attached to the wall beams under the window means that it is very secure and we know it won't budge if we ever have to use it.
Date published: 2013-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lot of work, but a lot of piece of mind!! Great quality fire escape ladder. Installation took a lot longer than I planned. My window had a stud centered below the window. I had to sawzal it out and then install two new studs to anchor the box. I beefed up the newly installed studs with Sampson L-Brackets for extra strength. I was able to keep drywall repair to a minimum by carefully cutting out my opening with a rock knife and using that piece for the repair.. I had to cut-out a larger opening than what was called for to install the new studs. After the center stud was cut out and the new studs installed, installation was a snap. It was definitely a job! But now I will have piece of mind for years to come knowing it is there and knowing I will NOT have to search for a portable escape ladder at 2AM in a smoke filled room.
Date published: 2015-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from exactly as advertised Most importantly there were no surprises upon receipt. Bought 3ea and they were of great quality and installed just as advertised. I was curious as to why they wanted you to cut the small hole first...and then found out why. A wire ran along the wall and by cutting the small hole first and finding this 'surprise', I was able to adjust the larger hole cut easily and not have to play Mr. Drywall. Good to follow directions. YouTube video available on their site. Shipped quickly...matter of days.
Date published: 2014-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In wall Fire Ladder This is the best design for a fire ladder that I have seen. It installs right into the wall with just a small square cover showing. You would hardly notice that it was there. I had a carpenter install it but if you are handy, you could probably do it yourself. The carpenter, a 6 foot male, pulled it out and tested it out the window. It held him quite easily. He was then able to fold it up and tuck it back into the box installed in the wall. For $99.00 and installation, this gives me a great deal of security in case of fire. I would highly recommend it.
Date published: 2014-12-30
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