How To Choose the Best Attic Ladder For Your Home

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While ladders may seem like a simple thing to pick for your home, there are a variety of considerations that go into choosing an attic ladder that suits your needs. Factors such as size, material and location all play a part in the type of ladder that is right for your home. As Australia’s leading attic ladder company for over 45 years, our team can help you choose and install the best ladder for your home. Here are some important questions to ask before making your decision.

What Is The Attic Ladder Made Out Of?

Most attic ladders are made from steel, wood, or aluminium. Each offers their own series of advantages depending on the specific use case. For instance, if you are only going to use the attic occasionally, timber ladders such as our Attic Euro Ladders are durable and cost-efficient options. These solutions are made to provide enough stability for carrying items up and down. However, if you’re thinking about using your attic regularly, we recommend installing an aluminium ladder. The metal is both strong and rust-resistant, making it perfect for extended use over several years.

Location And Height

Attic ladders are designed to fit into between the structural frames of your home’s ceiling. When choosing a location to install the ladder, ensure that there is enough room for it to fall safely and there is the maximum amount of headspace. We suggest getting a professional inspection to find the best space to set up your ladder. In some cases, your home may already have an existing access hatch which an attic door and ladder can easily fit into. Based on your attic conversion option, our installers can work with you and our partners to find the best location and size of ladder for your home.

Types Of Attic Ladders

Like the materials used to make them, there are a wide range of designs when it comes to attic ladders. Each has their own individual features which cater to convenience.

  • Rungs: The most common designs feature traditional ladder-style rungs for you to climb up and down.
  • Stairs: Attic stairs usually feature shallow steps that make it easier to gain a foothold while going up and down.
  • Electric: Electric ladders can easily be lowered and raised with a button or switch.
  • Handrails: Ladders with handrails provide an extra degree of safety and can make it more convenient to carry things.
  • Insulation: Some ladders are fitted with insulated covers which prevent heat and energy loss around the openings.

Professional Attic Ladder Installation

While attic ladders can be installed by yourself, we recommend a professional installation for your home. At Attic Group, our team of experienced carpenters will pick out the best spot for your ladders to ensure that they fit the available space and suit your needs perfectly.

With over forty years of experience, our qualified installers are fast, clean and safe, finishing the job within six hours and leaving your home spotless. View our full range of attic ladders and get a free quote today!