OK, so we’ve all seen the movies where some unsuspecting family member pulls down the attic hatch only to be struck in the face by the ladder right?? While installing these should really be left to the experts, many home owners like to take on this task themselves. Here are some things to keep in mind before you do

  • While it would be nice to use those extra nails and screws we have left over from a project, they wont necessarily be right for this job as they may not be strong enough to support a pull down ladder.
  • Its also important to use ALL the nails and screws provided in a kit (think about why you have nails and screws left over from that previous project)
  • What about insulation? A hatch that’s not installed properly could allow cold air from the attic to seep into the house and result in inefficient energy usage
  • Its very important to make sure that when installing a attic pull down ladder that it is not too short, that it is not missing important fasteners and that it is properly secured.

After considering just a few of the potential problems and pitfalls that can arise with a pull down attic ladder, you may decide that it would be best to get some advice on the matter. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.