Everything About Fire Rated Attic Ladders
Fire rated attic ladders are an integral part of fire protection for your home. With the growing number of houses being built in high-risk areas, it is imperative to have a proper plan in place for any emergency – and that includes fires.FAKRO fire rated attic ladders and fire rated attic stairs are the industry leaders in performance and safety.
Sizing Your Ladder or Stairs: Fire Rated Attic Ladders
When you’re shopping around on the internet, be sure to pay attention to how many stories your house has as well as what kind of roofing material will require a ladder (usually shingle roofs).
FAKRO makes several different fire rated attic stair models with varying lengths which should cover most needs. You’ll also want to make note if there’s anything blocking access from where you need them installed.
Fire Rated Attic Ladders: Questions to Ask Yourself
- What kind of roofing material will require a ladder?
- How many stories does your house have?
- Is there anything blocking access from where you need it installed?
- Where are the nearest fire extinguishers located and how easily accessible are they during an emergency situation. Remember, in any emergency evacuation plan, safety must come first!
Having an attic ladder that is fire rated matters big time, especially if you have a house with more than one story. Check out this article for questions to ask your builder or installer before installing fire rated attic ladders.
FAKRO Fire Rated Attic Ladders save space while providing convenient storage and access to the attic. Each model features minor adjusts that make installation and fitting the floor-to-ceiling height safe and easy. Insulated models are free from visible hardware making them the perfect addition to any room in the home.
The Appropriate Ladder Height For Your Attic Space:
Depending on the height of your roof, different models will be needed. The three main types are straight/flat roofs that require a ladder; pitched roof that requires an extension ladder and mansard roofs where both should be used in conjunction with each other.
It’s also important to make sure the ladder is tall enough for you – measuring from shoulder level all the way to ground; so there’s plenty of room at either end when it comes time to climb up or down onto them. Remember always use appropriate safety.
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