Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 46
Rated 5 out of 5Â 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 out of 5Â 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 5 out of 5Â by kingsx Works as described, no issues
The ladder arrived in perfect condition. Luckily this was a replacement for our broken wooden attic ladder so the ceiling opening was all prepped. It is definitely a two man job. Aligning the frame properly so the door closed properly took several attempts. Definitely the hardest part of the installation. Once we had that accomplished the door closed and sealed properly. Trimming the length of the ladder only required a hacksaw and took no time at all. It is much easier to pull down compared to our old wooden ladder, is much quieter, and feels very steady by comparison when bringing things (Xmas decorations!) up & down from the attic.
December 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â 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
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Andy Good ladder, poor energy performance
The ladder works well and was very easy to install.
The only gripe I have is the air sealing performance of the door. Similar to another reviewer my door did not seal and I could see day light where the door is supposed to meet the gasket (yes the frame is square). The wood trim pieces that the gasket is supposed to seat against were also too short in two corners adding to the air sealing issues. I am pretty handy and can fix these pretty easily, but should have been addressed at the factory.
Despite the air sealing issues its a good ladder, but the is unfortunately the advertised feature of the ladder. I would probably just have purchased the regular aluminum version if I were to start over again.
July 29, 2013