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ATTIC LADDERS AND HATCHES

Our insulated, airtight attic ladders provide convenient access to an attic without compromising a building’s thermal performance. Unique design features also make them easier to install, more reliable, and more attractive than traditional attic ladders. We also offer an insulated, airtight access hatch with the same size door panel for use in celiings where a permanently mounted ladder is not required, as well as a smaller hatch for attic knee wall access.

ladder

FEATURES:

• Spring-steel clips hold the frame in place during installation.

• Self-trimming flange conceals the drywall edge and eliminates the need for molding.

• Continuous weatherstrip makes a perfect air seal  and is easily replaceable if damaged.

• Ladder is made of quality pine with dowelled rungs and sturdy hinges.

• Sturdy, compact housing measures only 22.5” x 44”.

• Pre-finished door panel eliminates the need for painting.

• Gas-piston counterbalance eliminates the need for unreliable and dangerous springs.

• Molded door panel contains 2” of quality rigid polystyrene insulation (approximately R10).

• Two tapered locking pins, operated by a long “key”, secure the door panel.

 

OPERATION: The following illustrations describe the operating procedure for ceilings 7'0" to 8'8", the installation range for our standard three-section ladder.

unlocking ladder

Unlock the ladder door panel with the long key provided. If the
door does not begin to drop, lever the key slightly until it starts to fall.

ladder folded

The gas piston lets the door drop slowly. After it stops, press
the door panel until it locks into the fully open position.

 

unfolding ladder

Grab the bottom section and unfold the ladder.
Hold it firmly so that it doesn’t swing out too fast!

 

ladder down

Test the ladder before climbing to be certain it is resting firmly
on the floor. The ladder should not move when weight is applied.

 

TALL CEILINGS: Ceilings taller than 8'8" require installation of an extension section between the middle and lower ladder sections. When the extension is used, the extension and lower section cannot fold flat, but rather create the shape of a capital letter "A". The following illustrations demonstrate the operating procedure for a ladder with an extension.

 

ladder + extension folded

Unlock the ladder door panel with the long key provided. If the
door does not begin to drop, lever the key slightly until it starts to fall.
After it stops falling, stand on a step stool and press the door panel
until it locks into the fully open position.

 

ladder + extension unfolding 1

Lift the bottom section from its retaining
clips and begin to unfold the ladder.

 

ladder+extension unfolding 2

Continue unfolding te ladder, holding it
firmly so that it doesn’t swing out too fast!

 

ladder+extension down

Test the ladder before climbing to be certain it is resting firmly
on the floor. The ladder should not move when weight is applied.

 

PRICING:

Complete system for ceilings to 104” (22.75” x 44.25” rough opening) - $464.00
Extension for ceilings 104” to 125.5” - $68.00
Ceiling Hatch (22.75” x 44.25” rough opening) - $236.00
Wall Hatch (22.75” x 31.75” rough opening) - $208.00

 

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