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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JimK Should have bought this long ago
We have a HUGE 17x36 loft above our new garage but plans call for a standard stairway someday to reach it. After 4 years of using a ladder to access it for storage, it dawned on me to use an attic ladder until the day when we get around to a full stairway system. This was such an easy cure to our access problem. I reduced in size our stairway opening to fit the attic ladder and only needed a 2nd person when it was time to lift the unit up into that area. Once in place, it bolted right up nice and tight. Our whole family loves being able to use our loft now. Great product. Directions were spot on.
June 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by staticgenerator Wow, what an improvement!!
I just finished the installation of my new attic ladder and I am thrilled with the results! In my case I was able to install it by myself, but I would not recommend this unless you are tall (I'm 6'4")and able to lift the ladder up into the attic and then ease it down onto the temporary supports. To do this required the use of a 6 ft step ladder and the removal of the ties holding the ladder in place, not a task for the faint of heart, because once the ladder is being carefully lifted into the attic there is no turning back without eating a rather heavy attic ladder. Installation was very straightforward. I needed quite a bit of shimming on the sides mostly just to fill the gaps between my framing and the ladder framing, but it was easy to square. I used spray foam to fill the gaps. After installation was complete, I trimmed around it with 1x4, primed the whole exterior and painted to match my ceiling. I didn't use the provided pull cord but instead installed a large cabinet knob. It was so nice to finally replace the old, wobbly, concrete counterweighted nightmare that was original to our house. A great deal at a great price!!
May 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ironbilt95 Great Purchase
Great ladder easy to install. Should be mandatory in all houses
May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by David Great Ladder system
I was decommissioning a splintered wooden ladder that had been in the house when I bought it.
The Video on YouTube was a great help in understanding the installation.
While the dimensions say for a 25 in. x 54 in. ruff opening the frame it comes with is actually like 24x53". So expect to do some major shimming. I used a 1x4 at the long end and stacked some shims along the sides to fill the 1/2" gap on both sides.
It comes with 10 lag bolts and washers but you'll need 4 or more #8 deck screws to set the ends to start with before setting the lag bolts.
While I did it solo it is safer to have a helper.
January 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Countrygirl Great product
Very sturdy and well made. Love the easy close feature.
Only downside, It states to visit the website to find the instructions and it is not user friendly. I could never find the video.
March 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RetiredDIY Excellent replacement for Werner wooden stairs
The Werner Model AH2510B aluminum attic stairs was used to replace the same size Werner wooden stairs. The instructions were good and the online video was excellent. The most important part of the installation is to insure that the replacement stairs are installed "squared"/ In my case the original header box for the stairs built by my contractor was not square. When the Werner attic stairs was installed, multiple shims were required to insure that the stair assembly remained square. Any gaps between the header box and the stair assembly was covered by the molding installed around the attic stair assembly. The lift cylinders used to raise the stairs are much better than the spring lift assembly used in my original wooden stairs. The aluminum ladder feels more secure that my original wooden attic stairs because there is less flexing. My neighbor, who helped with the installation, was so impressed with the smooth operation of the Werner aluminum stairs that we will replace his his older wooden stairs next week.
January 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pete Very safe and secure
This is a very well- built ladder. My old one was so rickety and unstable that my handymen were afraid to trust it. With this one, even the heaviest guys are safe.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rosa Good purchase
This ladder is a good product, easy to transport and to move around
May 10, 2016