Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 64
Rated 5 out of 5Â by cg1683 Great Sturdy Ladder, Easy To Install
I purchased this ladder to replace an existing small access hole I had in my garage attic. After elongating the rough opening I installed this ladder. I did the entire project unassisted (I would not recommend this unless you are strong) and completed it in just about 3 hours. The ladder installation is very straight forward and simple. The only tricky part is getting it squared which is why you need to buy some wood SHIMS when you are going to install this. I'd also recommend installing trim around the sides as this makes it look a lot nicer. Other than that, it works flawlessly and can easily support the specified weight of 375 pounds. If you follow the directions you will have no issues with this ladder.
January 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Homeowner Nice Ladder
Took me about 6 hours total to install, including preparation, trim, and painting. I didn't use the supplied pull down rope and handle. Instead I substituted about three feet of larger poly rope and 6 inch length of 1 inch diameter PVC pipe for a handle.
Supplied instructions are simple and easy to follow. Besides basic tools, all you need are deck screws, 1x boards for temporary support, and shims. Only assistance I had was my teenage daughter for a few minutes to help me lift the ladder into position and rest it on the temporary supports (1X boards)
Will be nice to have a pull down ladder for access to storage in the space above the garage.
August 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Rehabber Good Ladder For the Price.
This ladder was fairly easy to install. Read the instructions on how to install well before I purchased the ladder The dropped ceiling is 7' 4" from floor and bottom of ladder frame is put at 8' from floor .The installation was modified to fit a dropped ceiling. The opening cover had to be removed and relocated lower and a new board added to replace the ceiling cover board.to stop flexing of the ladder. When shorting legs I modified ladder in two places to allow proper swing though opening. Because of the way the dropped ceiling is positioned a finish board was placed to separate ladder frame to ceiling allowing one person installation. After fully secured, ladder is steady and easy to open and close. If this would have been a standard installation, it would have been a piece of cake. Only thing against it is the ruff opening stated is too long, the width is ok. The opening cover was a little warped and needed some fill in to prepare for painting.
April 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by JRNFL Good sturdy attic ladder
This was an "as advertised" attic ladder that we used to replace a wobbly wooden contractor installed ladder in our garage attic space. Installation was straight forward assuming you follow the directions and have a "helper." I do have one negative comment regarding the ladder design. Our ceiling was just over 9 feet. We purchased the ladder designed for that height. After cutting the length and installing the ladder feet as per the installation directions, the ladder sits fully extended and stable when in the down position. Problem arises when you stow the ladder. The lower section, because of where the ladder is hinged is difficult for a shorter person to reach. I'm over 6 feet tall and can reach the extension to deploy the ladder. My wife at 5 feet 7 inches, can't. I had to install a pull string on the lower extension for her to deploy the ladder after pulling the hinged door open from the ceiling.
November 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Kenneth This ladder was as described. Worth its weight in gold.
I had no problem installing this ladder. It only took 20 minutes to do. The side rail gives you something to hold on to when climbing or coming down. The steps are non-slip which prevents your foot from slipping. The compressed arms make it easy to open and close. I highly recommend spending the extra money to buy this aluminum ladder vs the wooden ladder. You will be rewarded with its easy installation and use.
December 10, 2013