Retractable Stairs


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8.5" x 11"
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Use this 3-part SimpleSpecs™ template to specify retractable ceiling-mounted stairs.

Retractable stairs, sometimes referred to as attic stairs.  Available in wood or aluminum with aluminum being rated for higher loading. They are manually operated with a closure panel to close off the ceiling opening.

A type of staircase that can be pulled down when in use and tucked away when not in use. Are typically used in spaces with limited space, such as attics or lofts, where a permanent staircase would be impractical. The retractable feature allows the staircase to be hidden and not take up valuable floor space when not in use.

Are important for several reasons:

  1. Space-saving: As mentioned, retractable stairs are ideal for spaces with limited floor space, as they can be tucked away when not in use, freeing up valuable floor space.
  2. Safety: Are equipped with safety features, such as handrails, non-slip treads, and automatic locking mechanisms, to ensure safe and easy access to elevated spaces.
  3. Convenience: Provide convenient access to elevated spaces, such as attics or lofts, without the need for a permanent staircase that takes up floor space.
  4. Aesthetics: They can be designed to match the decor and aesthetics of your home or building, providing a seamless integration into the space.
  5. Durability: Retractable stairs are typically made from durable materials, such as steel or aluminum, ensuring long-lasting functionality and durability.

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