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vdreyling

03:46AM | 11/18/04
Member Since: 11/17/04
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Would like to install a metal drop-down ladder to our attic, but where to find one? I found one manufacturer in Australia, but I would rather buy one in the USA. Anybody know?

gardengirl

vdreyling

06:28AM | 11/18/04
Member Since: 11/17/04
3 lifetime posts
It seems like a metal ladder would be sturdier and steadier than wood. I picture a metal ladder with rubber non-slip feet, and rubber covers on the steps. My husband weighs a measly 210 and our wood ladder acts like it is going to break in two every time he climbs it. We are both getting a little old to be climbing rickety ladders, if you know what I mean. Also, no splinters!

Thank you so much for the link. What do YOU think about a metal ladder vs a wood ladder? What would be the downside to a metal ladder?

gardengirl

vdreyling

04:33PM | 11/18/04
Member Since: 11/17/04
3 lifetime posts
Since we don't have a basement or other large storage area, we use our attic a lot. My husband put good lighting and a floor in the attic so that it is very sturdy to walk on. There is plenty of head room too. We carry stuff up and down the ladder quite frequently. One corner of it is a sail loft. Then there are out of season things like a lawn spreader. And the camping equipment, old golf clubs, the list goes on and on. It's just like an extra room. That's why we would like a good, sturdy pull-down ladder.

Does somebody "rate" pull-down ladders? Maybe I missed that on the website you mentioned. Thanks for the advice.

gardengirl

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2x4bug

12:45PM | 10/29/09
Member Since: 12/18/07
3 lifetime posts
There are number of metal, steel attic stairs available from companies in USA. One is Calvert Attic Stairs. The have Aluminum and steel attic stairs.
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