Storage space can be a problematic issue for many homeowners. This is why houses are built with attic spaces. Most true attics today are only built as small crawl spaces meant to provide more storage space. Even though an attic is not considered an actual floor of the home, homeowners still need to be able to access them safely. This is why there are disappearing staircases that can fold up and retract when needed.
There are three different types of disappearing staircases used to access attic spaces. The three examples include box, deep box, and low angle.
The most common retractable stairs are the wooden box frame. In this instance, the standard box frame is made out of steel and drawn from the bottom right. This is most commonly used in residential homes.
Residential disappearing stairways can either retract or fold up into the ceiling, depending on the design of the attic space. Both models are efficient and deemed safe to get the job done.
It is best to have a disappearing attic stairway installed by a trained professional like the team at Lake Door and Trim. Give us a call today to talk about the best options for your home.