Attic Access Stairs Installation Steps

Rainbow Attic Stairs

Attic access stairs extend down into your house from a roof. They close the gap between the attic space and their living space in the home. Attic stairs are retractable, and they decompose and fold up as attic stairs do. Attic stairs are similar to attic stairs but do not have the design of the tread and elevator. Instead, ribbons or simple bars serve as the steps. To install your own attic access staircase, you will need to have some basic tools and some technical knowledge to do it right.

Use tape to mark the point on the floor where you would like the ladder to rest. Use the tape measure to record the distance between the flooring position and the rear end of the roof opening. Hang a plumb line from the roof directly over the end lap marker. Mark the place with your pencil, then use a ruler to draw the outline of your roof opening. Slide the tip of a drywall saw into one of the holes you have made and cut around its pencil outline.

Place the rear connection brackets in front and rear position. Cut two pieces of 1-by-4 wood a few inches wider than the opening; position them so that one or two inches of the joint extends into the opening. Slide the attic ladder through the opening, and rest it on the 1s-by-4s. Use a circular saw to cut any excess length of the ladder at the lower end. Cut at the proper angle to ensure a flat landing for your attic stairs.