Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 94
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ebonde Right Choice
I chose this ladder for the width (25' versus 22'), the weight rating, and the aluminum steps. Now that it is assembled, I'm glad I did. you really need this width for access into the attic for yourself and the items you store. The aluminum steps take a little more work to saw/size to the necessary height than wood, but no worries of them rotting or breaking. I performed the installation alone. It took the first weekend to get the ceiling cut out and the ladder installed, and then another to prepare the attic floor for storage, as I never had attic access before. I expect this ladder to be functional as long as I am living in this house.
March 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by David Better than expected
I was in a position where I needed to have an attic access put in a house I purchased that was built in the 50s, with only a tiny access hatch in the upstairs closet. After doing some searching online, I found this ladder and knew it was the one to get. Very sturdy 375 lb. capacity was a very important point for me, as this was being put in to allow workers to install a new heat pump unit in the attic. The large opening size and lack of large springs also played into my decision. I was concerned at first because the description states the rungs are only 2" deep, but once i got it, I measured and the rungs were actually 3". It is lightweight and easy to maneuver when installing, and if it hadn't been for a ton of prep work just to get the hole ready for the ladder, I'm sure we could have put the ladder in place in just a matter of an hour or so, including cutting the legs to length and installing the feet. Overall, a super ladder for a great price, and I'd buy another in a heartbeat.
February 4, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by franklinlizard Nice ladder - has major design flaw so gets low rating
Install went well, straight forward. I was replacing an older wooden ladder - so much of the work was already done..from when I installed original 15 years ago. So - this ladder is light - very smooth - far better than the old spring designs. Opens and closes effortlessly. Nice. The problem is: the part of the ladder attached to the ceiling panel is much too close to the ladder - you have less than an inch between the rung and wooden panel - so only the first 2 inches or so of your foot will fit on the ladder - unless you turn your feet sideways. Ugh. I got the heavy duty ladder so I could store heavy stuff in the attic - but I really struggle to walk up and down the ladder. Too bad.
June 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by unhappy Excellent Quality better than expected!!
I purchased this ladder due to low cost and weight capacity I’m a big guy at 6’1” 300lbs so I needed a heavy duty ladder. Installation was pretty easy and Werner has an install video that shows the whole process. Only requiring basic tools most do-it-yourselfers would have, but you will need a helper (no way around it) to get the door dropped in place and to move your ladder around for you while your securing the frame to the studs. Make sure you take your time installing the feet on the ladder after cutting to length and make sure all the hinges on the ladder are tightly closed, doing this will insure that your ladder will be solid as a rock, I had to adjust the height on one of the feet as I discovered our stained concrete floors are not perfectly level. I have to say I’m extremely pleased with the ladder it’s a lot sturdier than the wooden one I replaced and I feel safer using it.
May 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by punthouse Good quality
A sturdy ladder that is hard to find in an attic type ladder.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dchief7 Works grat
Really very easy to install, and works as advertised.
June 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dburger Aluminum Attic Ladder
The Aluminum Attic Ladder was easy to install and it allows for 375 lb. Maximum Load Capacity.
June 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 2dtimearound Product designer needs to install it before he builds it
The AH2210, 375 pound ladder is a replacement for one I had installed ten years ago. It too was a Werner but that one had a problem endemic to that model. The pot metal hinge broke when I stepped on the lower rung. I bought the Werner replacement. Using a helper in the attic we first removed the old ladder which had a steel boxed frame. The new one, while lighter uses a scrap pine frame with un-glued finger joints. Instructions tell you to install three deck screws in the header and footer. Problem! The top of the folded ladder blocks the use of a screwdriver or drill. As I followed directions and used cleats at each end, I attempted to get my helper clearance by pulling on the ladder door. The ladder because of the immense pressure came out of the hole and down on a small scaffold I used. The pine frame came apart at the finger joint. that is how I knew they were not glued in. I glued the joint and called the Werner tech line. They were nice to offer to send me another but had no solution for the problem of no clearance for the screws. Instead, I used three, three inch lags to hold the attic ladder in place. The rest of the install was easy. The rest of the ladder is installed using lag bolts.
I recommend that buyers inspect the frame first for sturdiness and to drill the header with the holes to avoid the dropping of the ladder. Much easier than the deck screws that they recommend (and do not supply) and you can leave them in the structure! The rest of the lags are provided by Werner. If you're going to paint the ladder door and trim, do so before you install, you'll save some ladder time.
October 4, 2014