Retractable Attic Stairs – Defects and problems are often observed in the attic pull down stairs of installation. One common installation defect is that members of structures such as rolls or floor beams are cut to accommodate the stairs. Members of the attic floor structure should not be removed, coated or cut without proper reinforcements installed. Most of the attic stairs are designed to fit between the floor blocks but when the floor beams need to be cut, professional evaluations should be made to strengthen the floor structure.
Often hardware, screws, and nuts that hold the ladder hinge are lost or loose. All fasteners should be installed and everything should be tight so as to avoid danger. Missing bolts or nuts should be replaced to avoid serious injury. The attic ladder is often cut too short so that the bottom of the stairs depends not to touch the floor. This condition is unsafe and can cause serious injury.
The attic stand should be cut so that the hinges do not bend and the bottom of the set of stairs lies on the floor. If the hinges bend down, they can break as you climb the stairs and cause injury. The attic steps should be secured with the number of screws needed. Often too few fasteners are used to secure the attic down the stairs in the attic access. Ask the manufacturer of the ladder and attach the required screws in the appropriate location so that the steps can be maintained firmly.