English [Español]
United States [Change]
Products > Climbing-Equipment > Attic Ladders > AA Series > AA1510 18 in W x 24 in L x 7 ft to 9 ft 10 in H Compact Attic Ladder > AA1510

Product Image
YouTube Video PNn26tMoOH0


    Visit Attic Micro Site
  •  View AA Series Page
  •  Model AA1510 User Guide
  •  Series Comparison
  •  Replacement Parts
  • Share
  •  Email page | Print this page


Complementary Products

You May Also Consider

AA1510 18 in W x 24 in L x 7 ft to 9 ft 10 in H Compact Attic Ladder

Performance Overview

SizeStyleRough Opening Width x LengthLoad CapacityPerformance RatingMaterial
7 ft to 9 ft 10 inTelescoping18 in x 24 in min250 lbsAluminum

The AA1510 aluminum compact attic ladder is lightweight and easy to open and close with the included assist pole. Installs into small openings for access to untapped storage space. Ideal for hallways, closets and other tight spaces. Feet are non-marring. Duty rating is 250 pounds.


  • Installs into any opening 18 in x 24 in or larger
  • Non-marring feet
  • Telescoping design gives you quick, hassle-free access to small attic openings anywhere or anytime
  • Ideal for hallways, closets and other tight spaces
  • Assist pole included for opening and closing
  • Hardware for door included. Door and frame box not included


FeatureSize / Details
Size7 ft to 9 ft 10 in
Floor to Ceiling Height Range7 ft to 9 ft 10 in (floor to floor)
Floor to Attic Floor Height Range7 ft to 9 ft 10 in
Rough Opening Width x Length18 in x 24 in min
Load Capacity250 lbs
Performance Rating
Ladder Width12-1/8 in
Landing Space Range3 ft 6 in
Foot MaterialAluminum with plastic bottom
Opening DevicePush/Pull Rod
Door MaterialNot Included
Full Width Door HingeNo
Requires Cutting Foot AngleNo
Number of People for Installation1
Approx. Shipping Weight Lbs.15.5

Same model is available as AA1510B at Home Depot

Package Contents

Part NumberQtyDescription


Rail Size5/8 in x 2-1/8 in
Step Width10-5/8 in
Rough Opening Width x Length18 in x 24 in min

Additional AA Series Models

Model No.Buy Online
Same model is available as AA1510B at Home Depot

AA1510 18 in W x 24 in L x 7 ft to 9 ft 10 in H Compact Attic Ladder is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Recommendation - Compact Attic Ladder This is the second Werner attic ladder in my home, (the other is for a larger opening and wood). Very pleased with the quality, instructions, value for the money and functionality. I followed all the directions (and viewed the video) prior to purchase and this was exactly what was called for in terms of opening dimensions and ceiling height. I also have 3 other fiberglass step ladders - all Werner products. I think they make a terrific product - well built and light weight.
Date published: 2016-08-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Rails do not slide easily I have to use a lot of force to get the rails to slide into position. They are not true and there is significant friction between the segments of the ladder. This is not something I checked before I had fully installed the ladder, not really sure how you would check that, and it is not worth pulling out now to get replaced. I worry that over time the warping and force I have to apply to use the ladder will make it unusable.
Date published: 2015-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Home Depot says max is 9' On the Home Depot site they say the range is 7' to 9'.Your site says 9'10" and that the AA1510B at Home Depot is the same as AA1510.
Date published: 2013-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The only ladder that would fit in my attic I got very lucky with my dimensions, an inch here or there and this ladder would not have worked "measure carefully!!! it was harder for me to make a new attic door than to install the ladder. I had drywall for an opening. I was missing two washers that lucky I had. Once it's in it works very well. The door could use a chain or spring to keep it from hitting the wall as mentioned in another review. But overall happy!
Date published: 2013-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from instructions probably need some revision I have just installed your Compact Attic Ladder to make use of the small amount of storage space available between our ceiling and our roof, and I am offering some comments about my experience with installing it. We have a two-story home and the opening and space requirements apparently met the requirements needed by the ladder (after I previewed the specifications and instructions online). However, only upon installation did I find out some shortcomings in your instructions and specifications which seem, in retrospect, intended only for homes that are “perfect” for the installation of this particular ladder. The most significant of these shortcomings I discovered is that I could not install the spring-power assist lift arm for the following reason: your instructions indicate 28” of vertical clearance space at the ceiling opening (pg. 2 of instructions). Moreover, the diagram accompanying the instructions shows the vertical arrow at the side of the opening opposite the side where the ladder will be stored. However, in reality, the 28” of vertical clearance is needed along the movement of the assist arm, which is a few feet away from the opposite side of the ceiling opening. Because I am using the storage space below my roof, and the location of the assist arm is deep inside the opening, the pitch of my roof did not provide the necessary clearance for the free movement of the assist arm. Your instructions and diagrams should be revised to indicate that the vertical clearance needs to be at the location of the assist arm pivot point. The ladder can still be used without the assist arm, but more force needs to be applied when pushing the ladder upward. The ladder can skew off center if the upward force is not evenly applied, but this can be corrected by straightening the ladder after it has been placed in its stored position. However, this puts extra strain on the slim assist pole. I found that the assist pole developed a mild bend after just a couple of practice attempts at lowering and stowing the ladder. Hence, I believe you should also develop a stronger assist pole to go with the ladder. I will probably have to somehow reinforce the pole that I have. Another problem I encountered in the installation is that your instructions on attaching the door do not take into account that some ceilings are made of drywall attached to framing, which is how my ceiling is constructed. The drywall is about a half-inch thick. This caused me problems in deciding where to attach the door. Ultimately, because the ceiling opening also had ¾-inch thick solid wood molding around the opening that supported a removable drywall panel used as a cover, I attached the door to the molding after trimming the molding to be flush with the opening. The door should also have a light metal chain or arm to control its movement. As is, the door swings freely on the hinges and if the door is near a hallway wall (as mine is), it could easily swing past vertical and hit the wall or a picture hanging on the wall. Finally, the ladder and the assist pole leave a lot of aluminum residue on bare hands that touch or handle them. For people who are not comfortable with this, I think that the instructions could advise users that aluminum residue could come off and/or to wipe or wash the ladder and other aluminum components before handling. These are the comments I have about your Compact Attic Ladder after installing it. I should note that I had been looking for a product like this for some time, and previously have had to haul an unextended 16-foot extension ladder into the home and up the stairs in order to access the attic. The Compact Attic Ladder fills a need I was looking to fill, but I think some of the instructions need to be reviewed based on actual user experience.
Date published: 2013-01-02
  • y_2017, m_10, d_16, h_20
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.3
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_5
  • loc_en_US, sid_AA1510, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_werner

I purchased the ladder without hardware one year ago

Where /how do I purchase the needed component parts to install as my attic drop down ceiling ladder? I have a door but no ladder or springs because builder removed all when the folding wooded ladder would hit washer / dryer so both had to be moved when opening door. Two screws now hold my door in place and I must unscrew them and put the telescopic ladder into the space to climb in. Without tethered support, ladder wobbles and would like to find the hardware necessary to install as is indicated in the video.
Asked by: jimriv
There are several different replacement parts available for this ladder. Please see the list below. 54-2- Hinge guide replacement kit 54-7- Pole replacement kit 54-1- Door replacement kit 54-3- Bottom stop replacement kit 54-4- Handrail replacement kit 54-5- Pivot replacement kit 54-6- Ladder assembly replacement kit You can purchase these parts online at www.wernerco.com or at any of our distributors.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2014-10-02

Heavy Duty Version

Any plans to make a version that is rated higher? I would prefer one rated 300lbs or better.
Asked by: Bob Anderson
Unfortunately we currently do not have a heavier duty version of the model AA1510 compact ladder.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2016-10-05

How do you collapse the ladder to put it away

Asked by: P
This is a telescoping ladder so it will push straight up into the opening
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2017-07-26

Power pivot will not stay down

Just installed this and everything works good except that when stored the latter will not stay down inside my attic. It seems that the power pivot arm spring is to tight and will not stay down. How do I adjust the spring so the latter will stay in place when stored?
Asked by: Z1million
Use the assist pole to raise the door and turn the latch clockwise to close. There is no adjustment that can be made to the spring. You are welcome to contact our Customer Care Department at 888-523-3370 Monday through Friday 8 AM till 5 PM EST to send pictures of the problem that you are experiencing.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2016-05-24

Do you carry a pull down ladder for a 20 inch opening?

Ceiling 7 feet opening between joists 20 inches width x 36 length is the size of the existing hole.
Asked by: Donna
The AA1510 will fit any rough opening that is larger then 18"x24". This is the only ladder that we manufacture that doesn't have a fixed rough opening.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2015-01-26

Length behind rough opening: level floor or sill and step?

Instructions specify a minimum length behind rough opening of 44". I have an 8" step 8" in from the opening into my old attic floor. Should I raise the floor to level with the rough opening in or will the flexibility of the hinge and arm accommodate the difference in floor height? Thanks.
Asked by: davidbea
From the instructions, at handrail low position - 44".
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2016-06-03

Minimum dimensions confusion...

The table on p. 2 of the user guide (link below) lists 21" x 15" as minimum dimensions for AA1510. On the other hand, your website lists 24" x 18". Which one is correct? http://www.wernerco.com/docs/us/userguides/aa1510.pdf?Status=Master&sfvrsn=2 Thanks, Leon
Asked by: Leon
18 by 24 is going to be the smallest rough opening this will fit into
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2017-07-17

Opening Dimensions

The details on the AA1510 model state that the minimum opening is 18" x 24". The opening I'd prefer is 24" x 36". Will the AA1510 model accommodate the 24" x 36" dimensions?
Asked by: Handy Jay
Yes, this model of ladder will fit with your rough opening dimensions.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2017-05-13

My attic opening is 22.5 x 22.5 . Do you think this ladder will still fit with this framed open...

The opening is 22.5 x 22.5. I know you say 24 but it looks to me it will work although a tight fit. All other clearances in my attic are more then adequate.
Asked by: Javin
No, it will not work for your rough opening.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2017-05-15

Do any of your compact folding attic ladders provide the means to open the hatch and unfold the ladder from above?

I'm considering adding an elevator to my home that would run from the ground floor, to the second, to the attic. I understand our fire code is such that a means to descend from the attic to the second floor must be provided in case of fire and the elevator becomes inoperable. (The elevator shaft will not affect to stairs from the second to the ground floor.) Do you have any attic ladders that allow the ceiling door to be opened from the attic and the ladder unfolded from above? Do you have any solution you might suggest.?
Asked by: Perch
Unfortunately we do not manufacture any attic ladders in which you can open the hatch from above.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2015-05-19
  • y_2017, m_10, d_16, h_20CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_2.0.3
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_81
  • loc_en_US, sid_AA1510, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LOCALE, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_werner

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.