Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 81
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PaulB Good over all, but echo comments of others on the seals needing to improve
Replaced a 65 year old attic ladder. When installed right and the ladder is trimmed for the height, it is very stable. I'm tall and 225, and there is no shimmy or shake. The cylinder is nice to manage its weight when opening and closing.
I will echo the seal issue. The existing opening was still square, and new framing was added as the door was smaller. The seals and being square was discussed when work started. When I turn on the attic light and look up, there is about 1/16" opening where I see the attic light. See the pic
This is easy enough to fix., but why? 1/8" bigger beveled seals would fix this up. Or something. It can be solved in the design and at the factory.
April 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Larisch The Best Attic Ladder Ever
This has to be the most excellent attic ladder that I have ever had. Let's start with the design. The aluminum frame comes with a lightweight feather like design. It's features itself provide the best of the best in stability. It's easy to install. The instructions come as they are, and the weight won't be much of a hassle at all! I would definitely recommend this product as it is. Compared to my last attic ladder I am more than happy with that itself and the price that comes with it. Your old wood ladder or my brand new aluminum attic ladder? Your call!
September 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by schirminator Excellent Ladder
Very much superior to the old wood ladder (also a Werner) that I replaced and the air cylinder design is a HUGE improvement over the old spring close design. Although it was a little tricky I installed it by myself. That meant using a hoist arrangement to lift it in place and it meant having to do the shimming and fastening from the underside with the ladder open. So if you try to do it by yourself BE CAREFUL! With 2 people it should be a piece of cake! Just follow the instructions. I highly recommend this product. The insulated door with the seals is a nice touch and the hardware seems to be very heavy duty. Very solid to use and I weigh 240 lbs!
April 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Donacita Love it !! Love it !!
My husband is in his 70's and every time I ask him to get me the ladder out to climb up into that attic area he always says the same thing. " The older I get the heavier this ladder gets". So I decided that before I get to old ( I'm 63 ) I will install this ladder. My husband held the regular ladder and I climbed up and followed all the instructions on line and also read the outside of ladder wrapper. It took me no time at all to prepared the opening. Anyone that can read a tape rule can do this. I called my Pastor and ask him to come and help lift it in place. He did most of the liffting (with our help) this does take 2 people but it fit great. Then we opened the ladder up and lag bolted it fast. Since Pastor was here he did that for me. But I could of done it ! After bolting we opened the ladder measured to the floor added our feet and the ladder was complete. Later we bought 1x3's and made a frame around it. Gave it some paint and done
January 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TPSladder Good product for the price - just what I expected.
Ladder works great. Much better than old method of "jumping" into attic. As for installation - I hired a pro to do it - he had no problems installing it for me.
June 19, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Toymkr Adequate but could be better.
I bought this based upon previous use of Werner ladders of other types. The engineering on this one is OK but not great. It is sturdy enough but the ladder could be a couple of inches wider had they done better engineering.
The hole locations for the two 1/4" lag screws midway on the sides at the strut plate are located such that a socket can't be used to install those two screws unless you remove the E-clips and unhook the flat struts to get clearance for the socket wrench. Be careful removing and reinstalling the E-clips.....they're hard to find when they go zinging off the pin...... a lesson learned years ago on other mechanical things. <grin>
November 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FgoTim Good quality, easy install
Quality seems good. I actually installed this by myself and it was pretty easy. That said, I don't recommend hoisting this up a ladder without some help. I almost dropped it twice lifting it into the support pieces. Also, I have a heated garage and really no way to know exactly whether the insulation is effective but it seems to be. I don't notice my heater running anymore than it did before installing the ladder.
December 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Butch Good Product, Easy installation for skilled
This door went in great! The installation guide was easy to follow and the online video was priceless! The total install took 5 hours including the cutout and framing of the ceiling. As a skilled craftsperson, I found the install fairly easy. My only recommendations are as follows:
- Make your rough opening 22.5 W x 53.5L (the recommended amount was too long leading to a 1" gap upon completion)
-Apply backer rod or spray insulation foam between shimmed door frame and rough opening.
-Also CHECK PRODUCT FOR FLAWS! (First one I bought was cracked at the load bearing side, Second had a huge dent in the bottom door side)
All in all, good product, good price!
May 5, 2013