An indispensable attribute in private homes is the staircase leading to the attic. In the attic, things rarely used are most often stored. Converting attics to attics has also become a fairly common solution in recent times. It is important that the climb to the top is not only convenient and easy, but also safe. To do this, you need to choose the right ladder.
The parameters leading to the attic of the stairs are usually less than standard designs. On the safety and ease of use, this sometimes negatively affects. It is important that the attic staircase meets certain conditions. Its width should be sixty centimeters or more. Only facing the steps should movement be carried out if the slope of the structure is large. The stairs require stability and strength. In a straight line, its height should be no more than two and a half meters. The area of the hatch to the top is at least one and a half square meters. The staircase should not spoil the interior of the room.
Manufacturing materials for attic stairs can be very diverse. It is necessary to focus here primarily on the type of structure, as well as on its location. Typically, metal, wood, rubber and polymers are used for such products. Wooden stairs are the most common. This is explained primarily by the availability and simplicity of wood processing. The cheapest option is a pine extension. It is suitable for infrequent use. Protecting the wood will additionally be necessary if the entrance to the attic is from the street. The breeds in this case should be more expensive and of high quality.
Metal attic stairs have the longest life. This is especially true for stainless steel or aluminum products. Ferrous metals will additionally be protected from corrosion by paintwork and other treatments. Such stairs can have a different configuration, weight and appearance. Combinations of wood and metal are also found.
Safety is one of the basic requirements for attic stairs. The quality of the handrails and steps should be high.
Violation of the smoothness of the surface, as well as sliding on metal are the most common problems. Supporting materials help to solve them successfully without big investments. Crossbeams and steps can be coated with PVC or rubber to increase safety. The shift of attached models can be prevented if rubber caps are provided at the edges of the bowstring.