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Why An RJ Attic Ladder Is The Safer Choice

March 13th, 2017

Having all that extra space inside our attic under the roof is solving a lot of our storage problems. The thing is though, you need to access the attic space safely.
No more standing on a chair on top of a table, that is such a risky thing to do.
You need to be able to get in and out of your attic safely while carrying items to and fro.

The attic ladder is purpose built for this use. They are the safest way to take your items into attics.

 

RJ Attic Ladders Are Simply Stronger & Safer

Attic ladders help you gain easy access to the storage area in your roof. On those seasonal occasions when you need to drag out your xmas tree and decorations, or the easter egg hunt bits & pieces, you really need to do it safely.

RJ Attic Ladders (previously Hiding Stairways) understand how difficult it is to find storage spaces in the home for all your seasonal household items and your precious personal possessions. One of the most under-utilised areas in the majority of homes is the ceiling space or area beneath the roof, the installation of one of these ladders will help you to access the area in a safe and convenient manner.

RJ are the leaders in designing and manufacturing attic ladders in WA stocking two main types of attic ladders. There are a number of factors you need to take into account when you are making your decision on what type of ladder you are going to install.

 

The Timber Attic Ladders

 

When looking at timber ladders, consider their load rating and the quality of the timber used. Look for rebated joints (not just screwed) and timber growth lines that are tight. Make sure you are buying something that will be safe and secure with a strong latch.
The quality of the hatch door is the tell tale sign to the quality. The hatch door should be insulated to minimise the potential for heat transfer between the roof space and the inside of the home and should have an effective seal to prevent dust entering your home while the hatch is closed.

 

The Aluminium Attic Ladders

 

As with the timber ladders, there are a number of factors you need to take into account when you are making your decision on what type of ladder you are going to install. When looking at aluminium ladders, consider their load rating and the quality of the finish. Make sure you are buying something that will be safe, secure (a strong latch) and has a reputation for quality so that you are able to get parts and service if required in the future.

One of the biggest differences that you will notice between models of high quality, is the quality of the hatch door. As with timber ladders, these should be insulated to minimise the potential for heat transfer between the roof space and the inside of the home and should have an effective seal to prevent dust entering your home while the hatch is closed. Have a good look at how the hatch door will look from the inside of your home. A well finished hatch door will look sleek and modern.
For more information please contact the team at RJ Attic ladders on (08) 9493 1826