Werner AEA2210 Energy Seal Aluminum Attic LADDER INSTRUCTIONS:
The following are some of the most common questions and concerns regarding werner ae2210 aluminum attic ladder installation. You may ask any question or concern you have regarding this topic. Please feel free to comment on this post if you have any additional questions or concerns.
1) What type of insulation do I need? We recommend using either 1/2″ or 3/4″ thick insulated wallboard.
Wallboard is available at home centers, hardware stores, and online. For best results use the same thickness of insulation used for your basement flooring. If you choose to go with a different kind of insulation such as drywall then it must be installed properly so that it does not cause problems during installation.
2) How much insulation do I need? You will want to get enough insulation for at least one full length ladder run.
That means you will need approximately 2′ x 4′. If you plan on installing multiple runs then each run needs approximately 6′ of insulation. To determine how much insulation you need, multiply the width of your ladder run (in feet) by the number of runs needed (in feet). Then round up to the nearest whole number.
That is how much you will need.
3) How are the studs installed? The studs are installed perpendicular (at a 90 degree angle) to your ceiling joists.
You will want to fasten them into place before installing your werner ae2210 attic ladder. They can be attached by drilling pilot holes and fastening them in place with wood screws. If your ceiling joists are not placed properly then you may need to adjust them so that your studs can be fastened correctly. After installing the first stud in a run, the rest of them should be able to be installed by fastening them into place off of the first one.
The last stud will need to be fastened either directly into a ceiling joist or using a bracket.
4) How are the tracks installed? The tracks are attached to the studs using a bolt and bracket method.
A metal or plastic clip will need to be placed around the stud so that the two parts of the track will be able to make contact with each other. A bolt is then run through the clips and into the stud which fastens them together. If your ceiling joists are not located where you want them then you may have to adjust them before installing your werner attic ladder tracks.
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