Rated 3.9 out of 5Â by 19
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Rax522 Economy grade! You get what you pay for!!!
Economy grade ladder. The stapled frame fell apart during instalation, thus having to rebuild frame to enable proper installation. If you purchase one of these use drywall screws to reinforce frame and stops before installation! Overall rather flimsy construction, but ok for limited use.
August 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Shelley Much easier than I thought
I thought that this was going to difficult, but this unit was very easy for my husband and I to install ourselves, after taking the correct measurements buying the new stair and removing the old set it took us about an hour and half to install even with my burly husband being claustrophobic and having a great dislike for attics LOL
August 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Rheemerman Great product! Easy to install
This pull down ladder was easy to install and the instructions were not hard to follow.
April 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Andew Great Ladder so far
Product is overall good. Used it about a dozen times so far and seems to live up to what it claims. For what I needed this is the perfect ladder.
Some tips for install:
Cut once measure twice.. the ladder dimensions are not exact. Pick up some shims (either the free ones on the floor in the lumber isle at your DIY store) or buy a pack for a couple bucks. My joist are 24" o.c. so the 22.5" I thought would just slide right in. I had about an 1/4"-1/2" that need to be shimmed.
The biggest help I found was to take some twine (550 cord) and tie the ladder legs together so they wouldn't open when trying to get the ladder in place. Also tying 550 cord to each side of the ladder and tying them to a roof beam to take the weight off the person(s) trying to hold the ladder level to set the anchor screws. We used the rope to get as level as we could then tied them off. The bottom person(s) then made the final minor leveling corrections while the person in the attic put in the anchor screws on the ends.
Can't say anything about the directions, we didn't use them. Common sense prevailed!!
The last thing I'll say is that I have 8' ceiling so to cut the ladder legs to size I have about a 3" piece from hinge to floor that's a little unsteady when coming down the ladder. I'm also on carpet which is why. I might attach a base piece to the legs to give it more stability.
If you have time do some research/online work and find the perfect ladder. I was limited on time and selection. There were a couple of ladders online that I would have liked to get
April 8, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by sharonwyo You pay for what you get
There was nothing wrong with the ladder but it was definitely not as durable as the one I replaced. I don't know much if anything about an attic ladder but once it was installed and we climbed it, it was apparent that my original ladders was higher quality wood and reinforced steps. I had to replace it because whoever installed it originally didn't trim the length so one of the braces was bent and unstable. Even broke the original ladder was definitely stronger and made to bear more weight. The rating on the new one says 250lbs but I would be leery of a 200+lb man climbing the steps more than once or twice. So definitely go for the higher cost ladder. It's worth it to pay a little more for stability and longer lasting.
October 8, 2013