Attic Ladder Installation – Attic stairs are a way to gain access to an attic. They pull down from the roof and offer a quick way to climb the access steps to the attic. You can install many different places in the house, including a garage or an upstairs hallway. The installation of Werner penthouse stairs is a job any homeowner can manage, following the simple instructions. Look for a place in the attic, where the ladder can be installed. Find a place between two beams.
In most attics, the rafters extend 24 inches apart and the attic ladder installation is placed between these beams. Check that the point is suitable in the house, as well as the attic. Measure and mark the opening in the ceiling. Outline the exact size of the opening that will have to be cut with a pencil and a T-square. Cut the opening in the ceiling at the desired location with a drywall saw jab.
Place two corner brackets on the side of the opening, where the attic ladder installation. Align the provided bracket and pre-drill with four 5/32 inch holes through the openings in the corner bracket. Install the header plate in the center of the opening. Space the two plates evenly spaced between the corner brackets and six 5/32 inch drill holes in the intended locations. Install the two plates with six 1/4 inch hex head screws.