Werner AE2210 Energy Seal Attic Ladder
Installing an Werner Energy Seal Attic Ladder – Review
After the terrible winter, the folks in New England suffered, I have been looking closer at ice dam causes and prevention. One of the biggest causes I’ve seen, on my inspections of homes, is excessive heart loss and air leaks, the culprit was attic ladder hatches. We recently had an opportunity to install a Werner AE2210 Energy Seal Attic Ladder that we feel addresses this concern.
Air Locking Design
Universal Fit for Ceiling Heights 8 ft to 10 ft.
Some of the key features on the Werner AE2210 Energy Seal Attic Ladder include a 6” frame, [which allowed us ample room to install foam spray insulation around the frame after insulation], insulated door and air-lock design, two gas struts and non-marring ladder feet and slip-resistant steps which help ensure operator safety.
The Werner AE2210 Energy Seal Attic ladder installation went according to plan, easy and smooth. It fits into a rough opening of 22-1/2 in x 54 in.
The unit was slightly smaller than the unit it replaced so we added four pieces of half inch plywood, two rips on each side to reduce the width by two-inches. It installs similar to the older inefficient wood ladder types and comes with special lag bolts to ensure strength and longevity.
We feel that the weather-stripping seal on this unit is minimal and offers complete, yet thin coverage on both sides of the door. The slightest misalignment of the unit may result in air leaks. I’d like to see Werner add a larger coverage weather strip coverage on their doors.
Werner Energy Seal Attic Ladder Video Review
The Werner AE221o is an outstanding unit and we highly recommend installing one if you need a pull down ladder. The fit, finish, quality of the components and energy saving features make purchasing this unit a no-brainer.
The Werner AH2210 sells online here for $246.50 Werner-AH2210-Universal-Aluminum-375-Pound