What Type of Attic Stairs Should I Install?
Homeowners are often surprised when they learn that there are many different kinds of attic stairs. Mr. Handyman of Greater Portland can help you install any type of attic stairs you want, but it is helpful to understand your options ahead of time. Choosing the right kind can make you happier with the results of your residential attic stairs and door installation project. Some of the most common types of attic stairs include:
- Folding Attic Stairs – This is one of the most popular kinds of attic stairs. This configuration will unfold into several sections (typically three or four) until it rests on the landing space beneath the attic.
- Telescoping Attic Stairs – If you are limited in space around your attic opening, telescoping attic stairs are an ideal option. Instead of unfolding, these will slide open in sections, locking in place when they reach the ground.
- Scissor-Style Attic Stairs – Scissor-style stairs look more advanced than any other option, but they have functional advantages too. This kind of stairs will expand like an accordion, making it great for limited space and small attic openings.
What Factors Affect the Attic Stairs I Can Install?
Certain factors will affect your options, like the height of your attic and the size of the opening. Many of these factors can affect the attic stairs installation costs. Mr. Handyman of Greater Portland will help you ensure that you select attic stairs and an attic door that works for your space. Once we have been able to inspect your space, we will explain the cost of installing an attic access door in your home. As you start looking for attic stairs, though, it is useful to consider the following:
- The shape and size of your attic opening
- The distance from your attic to the floor
- The direction you want the stairs to extend
- The amount of weight your attic stairs need to be able to handle
Why Choose Mr. Handyman of Greater Portland
Mr. Handyman of Greater Portland uses experienced craftsmen for attic stairs and door installations. Our team members have an average of 10 years of experience in the field. So, you can count on them to know how to approach every situation safely. Some of the reasons that homeowners love working with us include the following:
- Our trustworthy and reliable reputation
- Our ability to create a safe and worry-free experience
- Our comprehensive list of home improvement services
- Our team is fully insured
- Our dedication to respecting your space and cleaning up afterward
- Our locally-owned and nationally recognized brand
Schedule an Attic Stairs Installation Appointment Now!
If you don’t utilize the space in your attic as much as you would like, let us help. We have helped install countless attic stairs and doors for homeowners in Portland, Biddeford, and Cape Elizabeth. As part of a franchise with more than 25 years in business, we have the resources and expertise to ensure the job is done right the first time. Schedule your attic stairs installation appointment today!
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