I'm looking for something similar to the Bessler Model 100, but in a design
that folds in half instead of the entire ladder sliding up.
A sliding ladder seems like a real safety hazard if it slides down too
Unless you pay $$$$, , you probably won't find steps more than 4"
deep. Three section folding ladders are much more common than two
Sliding ladders are usually heavier than folding ladders and require
having a space twice the length of the ladder - one ladder lelngth in
the house, one ladder length in the attic. That's one reason folding
ladders are more common. It's also easier to insulate a folding
ladder - it just needs an attic-mounted box that fits over the folded
I've lived in houses with folding and sliding attic ladders and would
choose a *good* foldng ladder any time - dž aware that ther are a
lot of cheap folding ladders that give with every step.
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