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AE2210 22.5 in W x 54 in L x 8 ft to 10 ft H Ceiling Energy Seal Aluminum Attic Ladder

Performance Overview

SizeStyleRough Opening Width x LengthLoad CapacityPerformance RatingMaterial
8 ft to 10 ftFolding22-1/2 in x 54 in375 lbsAluminum

The Werner AE2210 Energy Seal attic ladder provides 5 times more energy efficiency than a traditional attic ladder. Insulated door and weather stripping provide energy saving benefits. The innovative air locking design creates a tight seal, reducing drafts and air leakage up to 60%. Universal fit for homes with ceiling heights 8 ft to10 ft. Fits attic openings 22.5 in x 54 in. Lightweight, aluminum construction with a 375 lbs load capacity. Gas struts for smooth, easy door opening. Easy to follow online installation video.


  • Innovative air locking design creates a tight seal, reducing drafts and air leakage up to 60%
  • Wide access opening
  • Easy to open, smooth closing
  • Fits all ceiling heights from 8 ft to 10 ft
  • Slip-resistant steps
  • Non-marring feet


FeatureSize / Details
Size8 ft to 10 ft
Floor to Ceiling Height Range7 ft 8 in to 10 ft 3 in
Rough Opening Width x Length22-1/2 in x 54 in
Load Capacity375 lbs
Performance Rating
Ladder Width14-1/8 in
Landing Space Range4 ft to 5 ft 3 in
Swing Clearance5 ft 10 in
Foot MaterialAluminum with rubber bottom
Locking DeviceGas Strut
Opening DeviceRope
Door MaterialInsulated plywood
Frame MaterialPine
Full Width Door HingeYes
Metal-to-Metal Rail hingeYes
Requires Cutting Foot AngleNo
Number of People for Installation2
CertificationsANSI A14.9 (2010)
Approx. Shipping Weight Lbs.55.5

Package Contents

Part NumberQtyDescription


Rail Size1-1/2 in x 2-3/8 in
Flange Dimension1-1/2 in
Step Width12-1/16 in
Rough Opening Width x Length22-1/2 in x 54 in

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AE2210 22.5 in W x 54 in L x 8 ft to 10 ft H Ceiling Energy Seal Aluminum Attic Ladder is rated 2.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poorly manufactured My attic ladder will not close properly. The top of the two rails hit the wooden frame that comes with the ladder itself, (not the house framing). So when you try and close the ladder the tops rails (where the black plastic inserts are located) hits the wooden frame and the metal plate and prevent the door from fully closing and sealing. This is an obvious manufacturing flaw and lack of a Quality Inspection at their China plant. I tried calling the phone number on the door asking for help (888-229-7729) and you just keep getting a busy signal. If the rails were just hitting the wood frame, I could notch it out with a chisel (albeit, I'm not supposed to do anything of the sort as it's supposed to close w/o me doing any rework), but since the rails also hit the metal support plate, it's going to make the job really difficult. I can't recommend this ladder, no way!
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor customer service This product had a warped door when installed by my contractor. Called customer service and was told I should have inspected the product before installation. Since I did not install the ladder it would have been hard for me to inspect. Most contractors are not going to inspect a new product for damage unless noticed when installed.Very disappointed and will never buy another Werner product.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good attic ladder, but not long enough. I built my new race shop using 10' studs. The poured concrete floor has a 3.5" perimeter curb on which there are two 2x4 bottom plates, 10' stud, and two 2x4 top plates then the trusses. This points the bottom of the trusses 10'-10" from the floor. This attic ladder only supports heights to 10'-3". So I have to build a platform to support the bottom of the ladder.So beware!!!! If use used 10' studs you could be in trouble.Werner should consider making this model of its ladder a few inches longer. 10' studs are very common.
Date published: 2016-03-04
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measure floor to ceiling is 10ft 8in will this ladder work

Asked by: Anonymous
The AE2210 will not work with your floor to ceiling height.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2014-09-25

My opening is 54" by 24". Do I need to move the support beam in to meet exactly 22.5". Or will the frame allow for installation in the wider hole?

Asked by: TSpot
Please contact Customer Care at 888-523-3370 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We can send you the installation manual.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2016-10-13

What size of studs should I use when installing the attic stair in a dropped ceiling?

I'm designing a school that has a dropped gypsum ceiling and we need to install this attic stair. There are no rafters so I need to know what size of studs I need to install for the load of the stair.
Asked by: Rob
We do not suggest installing any attic ladder through a drop ceiling. You cannot install on the actual drop ceiling because it will not support that ladders weight. You then would have to install in the ceiling on the joists above the dropped ceiling. The dropped ceiling would not allow the ladder to swing open.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2015-08-06

How do you measure the rough opening?

Is this the inside measure of the beams? Just need to be sure we have done this correctly.
Asked by: tammy
The rough opening is the measurement required to place the ladder in ceiling opening between the joists and headers, or inside of the structural beams where the ladder will be attached.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2014-01-03

Could this ladder possibly fit 22.25" instead of 22.5"?

The current rough opening is 22.25 x 51, but I can move the headers to increase the length to 54. I can't move the joists though. Is there any play in the size to allow for shimming which might make this fit into the 22.25 hole?
Asked by: agentgyrl
We never suggest altering your rough opening without first consulting an architect or structural engineer. There is a small amount of play in this rough opening in which it still would be ok with a 22.25" rough opening.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2014-09-25

Opening smaller

opening is 20.5 and 50.5, do you have that size?
Asked by: Anonymous
22.5 x 54 is the closest we have
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2017-06-06

One of the red locking handles will not release to fold up the ladder

In my attempt to stow the ladder, the red locking device on the right side of the ladder would not release causing the ladder to remain down. Is there another way to get the handle to release so I may fold the ladder and close it? It is in the way of parking when down.
Asked by: Tom
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: 2016-01-20

Have 22 1/8 wide opening will 22 1/2 fit?

Asked by: Junior
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2017-03-02

The ceiling joists in my home run across the opening I need to frame for a new ladder. Can I still install this ladder?

The 2nd floor hallway runs east and west, the current small attic opeing runs parallel with the attic joists and runs north and south. With this opening, I will have to cut into and reinforce the new opening, cutting approximately 3 attic joists. Is it stll possible to install this product without a problem?
Asked by: Not a Carpenter
It may be possible to install the attic ladder in a perpendicular direction as your you joists. However, they can only be installed on a Convential Roof style frame. Roof support structures that have braces connect to the ceiling joists, or that use trusses cannot be cut without destroying the load bearing capacity. In this situation, an architect or structural engineer would need to consult the situation.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2013-10-22

Does it meet the 20 minute burn rating required by building code?

In Arizona, building code requires that garages have a 20 minute burn rating for walls, ceilings, that connect to the residence. Does the cover meet these requirements?
Asked by: John
Our ladders are not fire rated
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2017-02-09
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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.