A Guide to Installing Pull-Down Attic Stairs

Attic stairs, sometimes called attic ladders, make accessing your attic easier and safer. If you don’t have permanent attic stairs installed, you probably find yourself lugging a ladder you bought at a hardware store back and forth to your attic opening. This kind of hassle causes many homeowners to ignore the useful space in their attics. When you have a permanently installed set of attic stairs, you can easily use your attic for storage, freeing up space in your closets, basement, and garage. Unfortunately, installing pull-down attic stairs is a complex job that is best left to a professional handyman. My Handyman of Dover, Portsmouth, and Rochester performs attic stairs and door installation services in Dover, Portsmouth, and Rochester, New Hampshire. Learn more about our attic stair installation services.

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Understanding The Different Types Of Attic Stairs

When installing attic stairs and doors, you have a few different options, from pull-down attic stairs to telescoping attic stairs. When homeowners set out to install attic stairs, they often don’t realize the advantages of each type of attic stair. Some of the most common attic stairs include:

  • Folding Attic Stairs – One of the most common set-ups, these stairs pull down from your attic opening and unfold in several sections until they reach the floor.
  • Telescoping Attic Stairs – If you are dealing with a tight space, telescoping attic stairs may be your best option. They pull down like folding attic stairs, but the ladder section will extend down to the floor in sliding sections instead of folding at hinged segments.
  • Scissor-Style Attic Stairs – One of the most advanced options, these stairs fold in an accordion fashion, which allows them to fit in a wide range of attic shapes and sizes.

What To Consider When Choosing Attic Stairs

When installing a new attic door and stair combo, you need to ensure that you select the most suitable unit for your attic. Each attic set-up is different. When you work with My Handyman of Dover, Portsmouth, and Rochester, we will inspect your attic opening, help you select a unit that meets your needs, and explain the attic stairs and door installation costs ahead of time. Some of the things you should consider when choosing attic stairs and doors include the following:

  • What is the shape and size of your attic opening?
  • What is the distance from the attic to the floor?
  • What direction will the stairs extend?
  • How much weight will the attic stairs need to hold?

Why Choose Mr. Handyman of Dover, Portsmouth and Rochester

Whether you are installing pull-down attic stairs or remodeling your kitchen, you need to choose a reliable handyman that you can trust. When you work with My Handyman of Dover, Portsmouth, and Rochester, you aren’t just working with one person. You are working with a team of highly qualified experts with an average of 10 years of field experience. Some of the reasons that the residents of Dover, Portsmouth, and Rochester love working with us include the following:

  • We are trustworthy and reliable
  • We offer a safe, worry-free experience
  • We can perform many different services
  • We are fully insured
  • We clean up when we’re done with the job
  • We are locally owned

Schedule An Attic Stairs and Door Installation Appointment!

Don’t let the space in your attic go unused. My Handyman of Dover, Portsmouth, and Rochester’s attic ladder installation services will make it safer and easier to access your attic space. On top of that, we take pride in being a comprehensive home improvement team, which means we can help you repair, install, assemble, and maintain various parts of your home, from your basement to your attic. Instead of working with countless contractors, call a single team of experienced handymen. Schedule your attic stairs and door installation appointment now!

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