Metallic Or Wooden; A Comprehensive Comparison Of Loft Ladders
How you would like a secret storing place what would be more or less invisible all the time, while being at a very easy access? Yes; your attic is that magical way.In fact, people are now encourage to renovate their houses just to expand the attic area so that they would be able to save so much money in the long run, without having to worry about security and several other reasons. If you’re in the process of making yourself one or even if you were at the last stage where the requirement of the ladder comes into play, this read is for you.
Getting into the topic, you should know that all common materials by which typical attic ladders Perth are made can be categorized into 2. They are,MetallicWoodenIn choosing the ideal ladder for your need, there are many factors that you should consider. Once you have a good idea about these factors, you can consider each factor in these two major materials and evaluate on how good or bad they are. Typically, the governing factors of an ideal loft ladder are,
The ceiling height
The weight it can sustainShrinking and expanding mechanismAdditional weight sustainability featuresLet us review each factor with respect to the two major materials by which these are made of, one by one.
The first one is the ceiling height. Typically, the average ceiling height tend to be around 3m. However, both typical wooden and aluminum attic stairs can comfortable handle ceiling heights below 3m as well. But if the height is exceeding a maximum of 3.1m, it is better to go for the cast Alloy made concertina typed ones since they can go up to 3.5m-4m.
The second one;
the sustainable weight is another deciding factor of ladders. The wooden ladders are going to be the kind that can bear the second highest weight; a weight of 200-250kg and then comes the aluminum ones that can go up to 150kg. The concertina ones happened to have a weight ratio of 260kg and that is a very good weight.
The third one factor is the shrinking-and-expansion mechanism. Typically the wooden and aluminum ones are manually operated. In some, pieces slide upwards on each other and in some, the pieces fold on each other. However, there are literally shrinking ones and some can be remote controlled as well. The final factors is the additional weight sustainability measures. There are some ladders where springs have been implemented to sustain instantaneous weight ensuring least damages. These springs are attached to the hatch lid and you can clearly see them, if there are any, easily.