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WH2508 25 in W x 54 in L x 8 ft H Ceiling Heavy Duty Wood Attic Ladder


Performance Overview

SizeStyleRough Opening Width x LengthLoad CapacityPerformance RatingMaterial
8 ftFolding25 in x 54 in350 lbsWood

The WH2508 wood heavy duty attic ladder boasts a duty rating of 350 pounds. These ladders come fully assembled and ready to install. Full wrap-around door hinge minimizes heat loss. High quality door can be painted or stained. Pull string allows for easy opening and closing. Hinges butt metal to metal to maintain ladder rigidity. Counter-balance mechanism eliminates sag and springiness.




Features

  • Counter-balance mechanism eliminates sag and springiness
  • Full wrap-around door hinge minimizes heat loss
  • High quality door can be painted or stained
  • Hinges butt metal to metal to maintain ladder rigidity
  • Pull string allows for easy operation
  • Easy to open and close
  • Fully assembled and ready to install


Specifications

FeatureSize / Details
Size8 ft
Floor to Ceiling Height Range7 ft to 8 ft 9 in
Rough Opening Width x Length25 in x 54 in
Load Capacity350 lbs
Performance Rating
MaterialWood
StyleFolding
Ladder Width16-3/4 in
Landing Space Range4 ft 8 in
Swing Clearance5 ft 2 in
Foot MaterialWood
Locking DeviceSpring
Opening DeviceRope
Door MaterialPlywood
Frame MaterialPine
Full Width Door HingeYes
Metal-to-Metal Rail hingeYes
Requires Cutting Foot AngleYes
Number of People for Installation2
CertificationsANSI A14.9 (2010)
Approx. Shipping Weight Lbs.62.5
Approx. Cu. Ft. Per Unit12




Package Contents

Part NumberQtyDescription

Dimensions

FeatureSize
Rail Size3/4 in x 4-1/2 in
Step Width15-1/4 in
Grooved Steps-Actual Lumber Size3/4 in x 4-1/2 in
Rough Opening Width x Length25 in x 54 in


Additional WH Series Models

Model No.SizeFloor to Ceiling Height RangeRough Opening Width x LengthLadder WidthLanding Space RangeSwing ClearanceBuy Online
WH22088 ft7 ft to 8 ft 9 in22-1/2 in x 54 in14-1/4 in4 ft 8 in5 ft 2 in
WH221010 ft8 ft 9 in to 10 ft 3 in22-1/2 in x 54 in14-1/4 in5 ft 4 in6 ft
WH25088 ft7 ft to 8 ft 9 in25 in x 54 in16-3/4 in4 ft 8 in5 ft 2 in
WH251010 ft8 ft 9 in to 10 ft 3 in25 in x 54 in16-3/4 in5 ft 4 in6 ft
WH30088 ft7 ft to 8 ft 9 in30-1/2 in x 54 in22-1/4 in4 ft 8 in5 ft 2 in
WH301010 ft8 ft 9 in to 10 ft 3 in30-1/2 in x 54 in22-1/4 in5 ft 4 in6 ft


model WH3010. whats the total dimensions of finished plywood door. thickness, width, length. thanks

Asked by: Ant
Plywood door length is 52.094", width is 29.50" and the thickness is 3/4".
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2016-06-30

Regarding WH2508 & WH3008:

1.) Is wrap-around door hinges hidden from view (from floor) when door is in closed position? 2.) Are bolt heads of bolts securing door visible from floor? If yes, are they counter-sunk so they can be puttied over to hide them before painting? 3.) Are rail hinges fastened with bolts or rivets? Note: I need to buy a new attic ladder and I do not want to buy one that has door hinges and fasteners that are visible from floor (like the one I have now). I also would like bolts with nuts as opposed to rivets.
Asked by: Fixer Upper
Answer to your questions: 1 - Yes 2 - The counter balance mechanism is connected to the door. Also, the door panel is riveted to the ladder. You can putty over them to hide them before painting. 3 - Both Bolts and rivets are used.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2017-04-13

why WH 2508 versus W2508?

Any quality differences? What is space between springs? In other words how wide of an item can fit between springs? Would like to purchase today.
Asked by: Brian
WH2508 is 350 lbs. duty rating. The width of the ladder is 16-3/4". The W2508 is 250 lbs. duty rating. The width of the ladder is 16-3/4" So basically, the difference is the duty rating.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2017-03-15

What is the depth of the unit...25" x 54" x ?...I need a ladder that's no more than 4 1/2" ht.

Asked by: John
When the WH2508 is closed in the stowed position, the ladder is 14-11/16 inches high.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2013-10-22

WH2508 Minimum rough opening requirement

Will a WH2508 fit in a rough opening that's 25" x 53.75"? Your specification page says 25"x 54" is needed.
Asked by: Fred
This will work for your rough opening
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2017-08-15

is this insulated for heat loss?

Asked by: K. C.
The WH2508 does not have any insulation or an energy seal to prevent heat loss. The only ladder that we manufacture with the energy seal is the AE2210.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2014-11-10

WH2508 for rough opening of 26in x 53 7/8 in?

I have a 7'6" ceilings with a rough opening of 26" x 537/8". Can I use a WH2508. Or if I buy an aluminum drop down what model would you recommend?
Asked by: Bernie
I would recommend the WH3008, the WH2508 does not have a large enough rough opening
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2017-08-14

installed this. impossible to pull down and open. replaced springs. still won't open without EXTREME effort. please recommend cause/solution

Contractors all agree something is not right.
Asked by: nola
Please contact our Customer Care Department when convenient at 888-523-3370 Monday through Friday 8 AM till 5 PM EST for further details on your issue and/or question.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2016-02-14

Are Lag bolts, nails and shims included?

Asked by: Rob
The lag screws, nails, and shims are not included with the WH2508. These would need to be purchased separately.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2016-05-10

I want to use the ladder in an attached garage ceiling and meet code for fire resistance. What is the fire resistive rating (e.g. 1 hour)?

Asked by: Scott
At this time the Werner Co. does not offer a fire rated attic ladder.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2013-10-22
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Different types of ladders are designed to keep you safe and productive when climbing or standing. Using the wrong style of ladder or simply ignoring the limitations of climbing equipment can result in a fall or serious injury.
Height is referring to the actual ladder height. Extension ladders should be 7 to 10 feet longer than the highest support or contact point, which may be the wall or roof line. The highest standing level is four rungs down from the top. The highest permitted standing level on a stepladder is two steps down from the top.

Reach height is the maximum reach assuming a 5’6” person with a vertical 12” reach.
Ladders are designed to safely hold up to a specific amount of weight. The Werner Performance System defines five different capacities using a color and star rating system. The Duty Rating is defined as the maximum safe load capacity of the ladder. A person’s fully clothed weight plus the weight of any tools and materials that are carried onto the ladder must be less than the load capacity.

Werner offers ladder made from fiberglass and aluminum. Each material has characteristics which make it best for certain applications, or one material may simply fit the personal preferences of the user. For example, if working around electricity users should select fiberglass products due to their non-conductive side rails.