How to Install Attic Stairs

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Attic stairs are easy and convenient to access your attic so. They are installed directly on the ceiling of a room upstairs or down the hall. These stairs then pull down and fold out to reach ground level. Attic stairs are available in fiberglass, wood or aluminum.

Instructions to install attic stairs: climb into the attic and choose a location that is sufficiently high and make sure there is at least two meters of open space under the stairs when pulled down from inside the house. Install the attic ladder between the trusses.

Outline of the attic ladder in the ceiling and cut the opening. Cut two pieces of 1 by 4 to act as a support when the ladder is installed. Measuring and cutting boards. Screw the boards 1-for-4 in the trusses. Place the attic stairs through the opening and into the boards 1-for-4 only installed.

Loosen the temporary support boards and open the ladder into position over the ground. Cut the legs of the ladder to length if necessary. Measure and cut where the legs meet the ground with a circular saw. Close the stairs again towards the ceiling. Finally, to install attic stairs, install housing or any other desired fit around the opening.

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