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by Ron Hazelton on May 22, 2013 in News
by Ron Hazelton on April 19, 2013 in News
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I would recommending speaking to some of your neighbors to find out if anyone has attic ladders as well. I'm sure some great ideas will come from looking at theirs because it sounds like the homes were built the similarly where you live. One great idea would be to speak with the manufacturer of the ladder. They can give you great insight into the weaknesses and strengths of the ladder that we might not be aware of especially if you mount it different from the specifications.
Emily LymanRon Hazelton Team
Ron, I have a Question about installing the attic ladder? If, I was to install one and the ceiling rafter was not as wide as the attic ladder, or turned the opposite direction going cross-ways, would, I have to brace the ceiling rafters on both ends across two or three ceiling rafters to secure the roof from collapsing, to cut the ceiling rafters for the opening, before framing in the opening for the attic ladder? I know, in my neighborhood the roof and ceiling rafters run in the same direction, from front to rear of house, and i'm uncomfortable with installing a attic ladder and collapsing the roof to install it. Can you, Ron, please, help me understand, How, I should go about cutting the opening.