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Old 04-18-2010, 09:04 AM   #1
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In pictures of new attic ladders I see them enclosed in a wood frame. Is this a part of the ladder? In other words, do I ignore the frame that is currently in my attic access when I measure for rough opening? Thank you.

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I had to reframe my attic opening when i installed my stairs as the current opening was much smaller. the instructions with the stairs should tell you what the opening frame size needs to be.

I don't know if that answered your question but thought it may help.

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In pictures of new attic ladders I see them enclosed in a wood frame. Is this a part of the ladder? In other words, do I ignore the frame that is currently in my attic access when I measure for rough opening? Thank you.
Yes the frame is part of the assembly. Typical RO for the majority of residential stairs if 25 1/2" x 54", but it is best to either purchase or at least know what you are going to purchase, and verify before modifying the existing framing, as the are many options for stairs that vary from this ,such as narrower units made to fit between 24" truss spacing, short units that only require 48" openings, oversize heavy duty units that are bigger, etc.
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