If you’re looking for the answer to an attic access problem and have just found out about FAKRO’s folding attic stairs, it’s natural to have worries or questions – surely the answer can’t be that simple! In this blog, we’ll tell you five things you should know before you get these folding attic stairs installed, to help you understand why many common attic ladder problems aren’t an issue with this folding solution.
The ladder won’t scratch your floor
If your main worry around a folding attic ladder is that the ends of the ladder will scratch a wooden floor, this isn’t a problem with FAKRO stairs. Some of the ladder models come installed with plastic stile ends that will lie flush with your floor, and soften the impact of the ladder as well. These ends also make the ladder less likely to wobble, making access to your attic much safer.
They keep your rooms warm
The door hatch of FAKRO folding attic stairs is fully insulated, which means that heat will be kept where it’s meant to be. In winter, the heat in your home won’t flow out into your attic, and in summer, the heat will be kept stored in the attic, rather than seeping down into the rest of your house. With this technology, you’ll be as comfortable as you can be!
You can use them at any age
One of the worries with ladder-based folding stairs is that elderly people might not be able to use them, but FAKRO is dedicated to making attics accessible for everyone, so the wooden deluxe and metal models come with a built-in hand rail on the underside of the hatch door. There are also grooves carved into every step, so that your shoes can grip onto the wood, and there’s less chance of any accidents occurring! Overall, this means that you won’t need to worry about being unable to use the stairs as you get older.
No one will ever know
One of the best things about FAKRO’s folding attic stairs is that no one will ever be able to tell that the stairs are there – guests to your home won’t even know that you can access your attic, let alone that they might be standing right underneath the hidden entrance! Unlike some cumbersome old-fashioned stairs that take up a lot of space, with our FAKRO attic stairs you’ll be able to sit back, enjoy the extra floor space, and smile.
You’re opening up a whole world of storage
There’s no limit to the things that you’ll be able to store in your attic – you could be looking to store unused items for the long-term, such as children’s clothes or family heirlooms, or you might be looking to store some of your more ‘seasonal’ possessions, such as skis that are of no use in the summer months! Whatever your storage needs are, the cheapest option in the long-term will no doubt be making use of your whole home.
For a free consultation and quote, call Hometech today. Our team can provide and install FAKRO folding attic stairs, and will advise you on the best way to make the most of your space.
Contact one of our team to learn more about our attic access solutions, and other areas of expertise such as natural light and ventilation systems. Hometech has the tools, knowledge, and high-quality products to improve your home’s health, space, and overall value, so get in touch today!