attic stairs : designs, types and installation

attic stairs installation, types and its benefits

Attic in country house used for many purposes. Sometimes is equipped as a place for recreation, others - as a place for drying herbs and stockpiles.But no matter what a room is used to provide this, it requires a ladder.
Now you can purchase the suitable folding stairs, which are easy to install and does not take up much space. This ladder provides easy access to the attic, it is removed through the opening and helps to keep warm as the regeneration of the stairs and opening the hatch insulated.

attic stairs
attic stairs : designs, types and installation

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How to use attic stairs :  installing attic stairs 

Attic stairs very easy to use. They are equipped with a special rod and ring stands out of the hatch, for which you need to pull to lower construction. Thus, the cover is lowered.after which the person is taken for the bottom rung of the next section and pull it towards you and holding . Folding in reverse order. Usually attic stairs consist of 12-15 steps and weigh 25-35 pounds.

attic stairs : Types and Structures

Depending on the mechanism for opening the stairs Divided into folding attic stairs, sliding and sectional. The latter can be fitted in small spaces. 

Lever spring mechanism equipped with a ladder and are made of wood, aluminum or combinations thereof.attic stairs have Multi mechanism, they fold like an accordion and easy to clean. They are made of anodized or galvanized steel.
Telescopic ladder photo
Telescopic ladder


telescoping attic stairs has the same benefits, it can be adjusted in height of ascent and descent.

loft ladder installation

Most often in country houses (dachas), there is no place for the construction of large staircase leading to an attic or loft.Step Ladder - is not safe. Besides, she is ugly and not very comfortable,we use the loft constantly.Problem can be easily solved using the attic stairs.When folded, it is completely invisible - just a hatch in the ceiling. However, if a special pull rod, the floor-to-ceiling windows stretch convenient chain steel or wooden stairs.Depending on the model you can pick up the stairs to a height of 2.7 to 3.2 meters, or may not have handrails.But any attic stairs to withstand the weight of a large adult - up to 160 kilograms.

How to install attic stairs
attic stairs design
Attic stairs made of pine and consists of three sections.It allows you to safely and easily climb into the attic or loft. Does not spoil the interior staircase, as after installation is stored "in the ceiling." Cover does not require additional finishing, it looks quite aesthetically pleasing.With a special design saves space stairs.She herself is characterized by durability, functionality, ease of installation and ease of use and safety.

How to install attic stairs
How to install attic stairs
Manhole cover is a 36-millimeter frame, lined on both sides white fiberboard. The space between the plates is filled with foam or other insulation material.On the outside are not visible fittings - it is completely smooth. Using a metal rod and lock the cover is securely locked.the design of the stairs was designed so that its elements are quite difficult climb to the attic or loft.Reinforcement ladder corner profiles contribute to a precise installation. ladder stability is guaranteed by its unique design.

To increase the strength of the joints, stair steps for fixing system used "dovetail".With lid stairs steps are not touching, and security usability provide recess, non-slip.

installation instructions

  • Size of opening, which will be installed at stairs shall not be less than those indicated on the packaging.When selecting the installation is taken into account the length of the attic stairs in the unfolded state.(fig 1)
How to install attic stairs
How to install attic stairs step 1,2
  • attic stairs during installation based on the additional board. They should be temporarily attached to the bottom of the opening.
  • installation is carried out by two persons.first before you install the attic stairs collect all the necessary tools (10 mm flat wrench, a screwdriver, a protractor, screws, table ).After this there is retracted attic stairs, and then laid on the auxiliary board, arranged in advance.Between the edges of the opening and ladder box screwing screws in places you want to insert a spacer, keeping the boxes in the corners of the stair angles, as shown in Fig 3 .
How to install attic stairs
How to install attic stairs step 3,4
  • When installation is complete, the installer removes the second auxiliary board and opens up the stairs 
Attention! You can not use the stairs until the full completion of installation.
  • The remaining top after folding stairs installer fixes two screws (minimum) each of the side portions of ladder box (Fig. 5) After that, the gap between the edges of the stair opening boxes and it should fit fill insulation material.
How to install attic stairs
How to install attic stairs steps 5,6
  • Bolts side element (Fig. 6a) is impaired, then throws a ladder from the cover until it stops (Fig. 6b). Thereafter, the bolts should be tightened.
  • In order to align the height of the room and the length of the ladder, you need to cut off a portion of the lower member with the expectation that all elements after folding stairs form a straight line to do this, the mounting location of stairs measure the height of the room, and then outline the position of the line sipped using a template according to the instructions on it (Fig. 7a). Then on the designated line sawn lower element (Fig. 7b).
How to install attic stairs
How to install attic stairs steps 7,8
  • If the line falls sipped a notch, then you need to apply at the side corners of the adjuster (Fig. 8). To do this, loosen the screws that secure the corners. After that ladder must be moved so that the line accounted sipped by step. You can use the stairs to adjust the location of the side corners, if it's lower section sawn inaccurate. To do this, the locking screws must be loosened corners, and then move up or down the stairs so that all sections of it lined up in a straight line, and the lower element came in due place.
  • Sometimes adjust the angle of the stairs you can change the location using the mounting side support, rather, intended to fasten the holes (Fig. 9).
How to install attic stairs
How to install attic stairs step 9

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